Friday, March 1, 2013

28,000 Romanians are held for crimes in UK over 5 years... and there are only 68,000 of them living in UK!

The "Romanians" concerned  are of course Gypsies

Romanians come second on the list of foreign nationals arrested by police for serious crimes, police have revealed.

Nearly 28,000 have been held for serious offences in London over the past five years, including violence and sex crimes.

That is the equivalent of 15 Romanians being held by the police every day. There are only estimated to be 68,000 living in the UK.

It puts Romania second only to Poland in the list of countries with the most citizens arrested in London – but there are around half a million Poles in Britain.

The figures have caused concern ahead of the dropping of border controls next year. From January, Romania’s 21million inhabitants, along with seven million Bulgarians, will obtain free access to Britain.

Both countries have been members of the EU since 2007 but from January 1 their citizens will have full rights to live and work in the UK.

Critics of mass immigration have warned it could mean 50,000 arrivals every year for the first five years – the equivalent of a city the size of Newcastle upon Tyne. Research suggests they would be eight times better off working in a minimum wage job here compared with staying at home.

Sir Andrew Green, of Migration Watch UK, said: ‘It is a matter of real concern that there should be such a substantial degree of criminality among those Romanians who have already come to Britain despite the treaty limitations on their right to work.’

But Romania’s prime minister, Victor Ponta, has said his compatriots ‘will not rush’ to Britain next year. The figures on criminality among foreigners were released by Scotland Yard under the Freedom of Information Act.

Since 2008, 27,725 Romanian citizens have been held for serious offences in London. That includes ten for murder, 142 for rape and 666 for other sex offences.

In the last five years, 34,905 Poles have been detained by the force, including 84 for murder. Lithuanians were the third most frequently arrested foreign nationals in the capital, with 18,594 being held.

A spokesman for the Romanian Embassy said only 624 Romanians were in prison in the UK. He added that the Met figures are for ‘suspects’ and that in many cases arrests will not lead to convictions.

Last April a family of Romanian pickpockets who stole to build ‘palaces’ in their homeland were jailed.

The Rostas family preyed on train passengers as they slept on late-night trains going out of London, stealing hundreds of mobile phones and cash. They also targeted tourists in the West End of London.

The family were living on benefits in Britain and pocketed hundreds of thousands of pounds by stealing from at least 185 victims over two years before selling on the phones in Romania for huge profits.

They built five mansions in Romania and also spent the proceeds of their crimes on designer clothing, gold jewellery and luxury cars.

Brothers Romulous Rostas, 18, and Marin Rostas, 25, their cousins Cornell Rostas, 22, and Govinder Rostas, 17, and another family member, Robert Rostas, 23, admitted conspiracy to steal.

The adults received jail sentences ranging from three years and three months to 18 months, while Govinder Rostas was given a 12-month detention and training order.

Judge Peter Clarke, QC, expressed his shock at their ‘deep-rooted criminality’.


Australian conservative leader rejects claim that freezing asylum visas is racist

CALLING for the freezing of bridging visas for asylum seekers is not a form a racial vilification, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.

His immigration spokesman Scott Morrison is pushing this policy idea after a Sri Lankan asylum seeker was charged this week with indecently assaulting a university student in Sydney.

But Mr Abbott denies this would racially vilify asylum seekers.

"I just think that's wrong," he told reporters in Brisbane on Friday.  "It's very important that people whose status is yet to be determined are being monitored by the government. The government needs to know where they are."

He stood by Mr Morrison's comments.  "Of course. The government has to maintain control of the system," Mr Abbott said.

Cabinet minister Penny Wong denies the decision to give asylum seekers bridging visas is creating an underclass in the community.

The finance minister told Sky News the government is providing more initial support than the Howard government did under its temporary protection visa regime.

"There is no easy answer, and anyone who says there is, is wrong," she said on Friday.

The government needed to implement policies that prevented asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat and risking their lives.

"No one can forget the tragedies we have seen in this area in past years," Senator Wong said.


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