Nigel Farage’s comments about living next door to Romanians made me shudder.
Having married a man from Long Melford, I have been warmly welcomed by the great people of this lovely village which feels like my home now.
His other comments about perceived criminality by Romanians sought to demonise whole countries of people to satisfy his thirst for power in Europe and Westminster.
As a British-Romanian woman living among you, you will be pleased to know that I do not engage in criminal activity – and never have.
Furthermore, I feel that it is insulting to see that people like myself are treated with the same brush.
All the Romanians I know, including myself, are well educated, usually at post-graduate level, work long hours and are very dedicated.
I would be happy if a Romanian family moved next to my house, as they are clean, have good family values, work hard and have respect for property. I would never judge them for the activities of a very small minority.
Most of the warm and friendly people I know appear to be perfectly happy with Romanians living next door. They actually don’t want people who are bigots and fascists living next to them.