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doodab
22nd April 2013, 08:52
BBC News - Polls: No indication of huge Romanian-Bulgarian influx (http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22221841)

Commission a poll, complain the sample sizes are too small to draw conclusions and then draw a conclusion for a headline. Where is the BBC bad science column when you need it?

Oh yes, 0.4% of 21 million people is still quite a few...

vetran
22nd April 2013, 09:22
cheap labour - "No more Boom" - Gordon Brown.

redgiant
22nd April 2013, 11:23
BBC News - Polls: No indication of huge Romanian-Bulgarian influx (http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22221841)

Commission a poll, complain the sample sizes are too small to draw conclusions and then draw a conclusion for a headline. Where is the BBC bad science column when you need it?

Oh yes, 0.4% of 21 million people is still quite a few...

Yes, 1000 people in each country doesn't represent a good consensus. This is almost as bad as those "surveys" all the beauty products seem to put in their adverts ... pointless.

gingerjedi
22nd April 2013, 11:29
When all of those polled were asked to pick their first choice of EU country to move to in either 2013 or 2014, 4.6% of Romanians and 9.3% of Bulgarians chose the UK. These numbers rose to 8.2% for Romanians and 13.6% for Bulgarians when they were asked directly about whether they would consider the UK as a destination.

Are they as useful as the Poles? The only contact I've had with Romanians is the daily 'no thanks' to the big issue seller in the underpass, is it just me who thinks the big issue should be sold by locals who are down on their luck? This woman has been there every day for 2 years!

Bunk
22nd April 2013, 11:30
Yes, 1000 people in each country doesn't represent a good consensus. This is almost as bad as those "surveys" all the beauty products seem to put in their adverts ... pointless.

You mean like, "We consulted 27 people and they all said our stuff was great", when they probably asked 100 and ditched the ones they didn't like?

vetran
22nd April 2013, 11:44
Are they as useful as the Poles? The only contact I've had with Romanians is the daily 'no thanks' to the big issue seller in the underpass, is it just me who thinks the big issue should be sold by locals who are down on their luck? This woman has been there every day for 2 years!

she is local now!

Lockhouse
22nd April 2013, 11:51
Expect more of the same. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2285177/28-000-Romanians-held-crimes-UK-5-years--68-000-living-here.html)

And as it's a BBC poll I expect that estimate to be remarkably low.

DodgyAgent
22nd April 2013, 12:05
Are they as useful as the Poles? The only contact I've had with Romanians is the daily 'no thanks' to the big issue seller in the underpass, is it just me who thinks the big issue should be sold by locals who are down on their luck? This woman has been there every day for 2 years!

would mitch?

Scoobos
22nd April 2013, 15:16
cheap labour - "No more Boom" - Gordon Brown.

You need to go back to the 50's not the 00's.