Romanian ambassador mocks MPs and media waiting for immigrants

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Romania’s ambassador to Britain has mocked MPs and rightwing newspapers that gathered at airports on New Year’s Day to interrogate an expected influx of his countrymen, comparing them to tragicomic characters from Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Waiting for Godot.

romania flagIon Jinga said that politicians and journalists at Luton airport were desperately waiting for the arrival of millions of unemployed Romanians only to be greeted by two new entrants, both of whom already had jobs.

His intervention follows an intense debate in Britain over the expected migration of Romanians and Bulgarians after transitional controls were lifted on 1 January. Anti-immigration politicians, including Ukip’s Nigel Farage and several Tories, have claimed that Britain cannot absorb a large number of new migrants from eastern Europe.

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