Do The Dale Farm Evictions Signal The End Of The Traveller Lifestyle?

"The community is in a state of flux. It has to change whether it wants to or not. The travelling lifestyle is finished. Now it has to think about existing. Local people don't want any sites in their communities. Everyone knows this. [The government] is by definition putting an end to more Gypsy sites being developed, which will mean more people living by the side of the road, more homeless people and more people in accommodation where they are unhappy." - Joseph Jones, chair of the Gypsy Council (UK).

Do The Dale Farm Evictions Signal The End Of The Traveller Lifestyle?

Yes because... No because...

The end of Dale Farm is only the end of Dale Farm

Dale Farm is Dale Farm and the end of Dale Farm is the end of Dale Farm and not the end of Travellers' lifestyle - if there is one single lifestyle of Travellers at all.

Irish Travellers, obviously those with the origin in Rathkeale, county Limerick, who seem to form the majority or at least a considerable part of the Dale farm inhabitants, are still travelling in many European countries, in the US, Australia and other parts of the world, quite often committing law offences, as a collection of newspaper and other sources only from Germany indicates: http://www.rbenninghaus.de/irish-travellers.htm

Ruediger Benninghaus
Cologne, Germany
rbenninghaus@gmx.de

Do The Dale Farm Evictions Signal The End Of The Traveller Lifestyle?

Yes because... No because...

No it is not the governments fault,it is their own.

The travellers decide how they live,no one else. Why should the tax payer fund their lifestyle. If the travellers wish to live like that then let them,at their expense. They put NOTHING into society or taxes or insurances, its just take all the while from society,doctors,schooling,hospitalization. Having met many of these people all over england and wales it is litterally take from anyone. Ever wondered where and at whose expense the cash comes from for their over the top weddings ?. Having worked 42 years I wish I could afford some of their vehicles, but no, I had to pay my taxes and insurances. If they treated other folk with respect and lawfully paid their own way in the world,others might accept them.

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