Dunno about this, dunno

Not sure if it’s me being oversensitive or that the headline writer here has a tin ear:

Workers cancel family trips home amid fears Poland is next on quarantine list

It’s just that conjunction of “workers” with “Polish”. Take it either way, workers state of the old or the new idea that they are indeed the industrial proletariat imported etc.

Just sounds odd in a way I’m not really explaining…..

6 thoughts on “Dunno about this, dunno”

  1. I had to laugh at the couple who put 2k on their credit card to get back to the UK from France on Friday. The maximum fine for a breach of Q is £1k and the chance of being contacted to check you’re doing Q is 0.2. I don’t want these people doing any cost benefit analysis that affects others.

  2. American businesses, as part of the Covid entry protocol, persist in asking, “Have you been out of the country in the last 28 days?”

    ANYWHERE you might go has LESS Covid than the U.S.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    It is not that all the workers are Poles. It is the assumption that all Poles are workers.

    Were they slightly more tinted or otherwise the sort of people the Guardian likes then they would be outraged. You can’t say all Blacks are manual workers (and after all, so many of them are on benefits). You can’t even say that all cleaners are Blacks.

    But Poles are fair ground. I feel for them. People insist on “Polish death camps” just because they don’t like Poles.

  4. Bloke in North Dorset

    Poles are socially conservative and have elected a “populist” government that the Guardian doesn’t approve of, therefore all Poles are suspect unless they belong to a recognisable liberal elite organisation.

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