flamming_python wrote:Rodinazombie wrote:GarryB wrote:The amusing thing is that I know a few Brits and they have a very low opinion of Polish people.
Treat em mean to keep em keen...
Poles hate Russians and love westerners, westerners don't like Poles much and hate Russians. With the recent polls showing Russians seeing through the western BS perhaps will come to hate westerners too and everyone can hate together.
Sad thing is that Russia could have been a strong western ally... problem is that the west will not tolerate a strong ally... only strong enemies and subservient allies.
Im english, so I can give a general opinion of how we feel about poles.
Good workers, cant fault them for that, out of all the different groups that come here they are the most hard working, but they are miserable buggers that look down their noses at the locals and we would prefer most of them to go back to poland. They dont intigrate with us or add anything culturally.
Different feelings towards czechs, slovaks, hungarians though, they are welcomed. They dont seem to have the 'big country' arrogance that many poles seem to have.
What about Russians?
I remember in the 90s it was all Russian mafia, then in the 00s it was all Abramovich, big yachts, Noveu-Rich Russians with homes in London, etc... but I left England 5 years ago so I don't know what the perception is nowadays
Well, at the minute its pretty much as you would expect considering our media, nowadays russia is seen as nazi germany/ussr mark 2 and its people a bunch of vodka swilling imperialists who are chomping at the bit to invade europe.
Not everyone thinks like that, but it probably sums up the thoughts of the ignorant masses.