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    BBC News - Polls: No indication of huge Romanian-Bulgarian influx

    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by doodab View Post
    BBC News - Polls: No indication of huge Romanian-Bulgarian influx

    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.

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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redgiant View Post
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerjedi View Post
    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!
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    Expect more of the same.

    And as it's a BBC poll I expect that estimate to be remarkably low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerjedi View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    cheap labour - "No more Boom" - Gordon Brown.
    You need to go back to the 50's not the 00's.

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