We need a quota for violin makers

Steffi and Joerg Koplin, the violin makers who have settled in York

Steffi and Joerg Koplin, the violin makers who have settled in York

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WHAT a wonderful story in the The Press (Friday, May 23) about the violin makers from Germany who have settled in York.

Now imagine what might happen if Ukip gets its way and there is no free movement of labour between the UK and the European Union. A young couple arrive at immigration and when asked why they are in Britain, they reply “We are here to make violins”.

Perhaps Nigel Farage could tell us how they will fare with his proposed ban on EU migration. Will there be a quota for violin repairers?

Patrick Kelly, East Mount Road, York.

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6:00pm Tue 27 May 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Silly question, these are skilled people who specialise in Violins. I doubt they will be taking much work from our own established Luthiers who specialise in the fretted variety of instruments.
Hype and scare stories, now where have I heard such rubbish before????
Silly question, these are skilled people who specialise in Violins. I doubt they will be taking much work from our own established Luthiers who specialise in the fretted variety of instruments. Hype and scare stories, now where have I heard such rubbish before???? ColdAsChristmas
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11:43am Wed 28 May 14

who2believe says...

No one but the mud chucking EU fanatics are using the phrase 'pull the drawbridge up'. All that the people who voted UKIP last week are asking for is a turnstile. The couple above would walk straight through that turnstile as has been made plain over and over again.
No one but the mud chucking EU fanatics are using the phrase 'pull the drawbridge up'. All that the people who voted UKIP last week are asking for is a turnstile. The couple above would walk straight through that turnstile as has been made plain over and over again. who2believe
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1:00pm Wed 28 May 14

/kev/null says...

ColdAsChristmas wrote:
Silly question, these are skilled people who specialise in Violins. I doubt they will be taking much work from our own established Luthiers who specialise in the fretted variety of instruments.
Hype and scare stories, now where have I heard such rubbish before????
The same principles apply to guitars, and you'll usually find that established guitar builders/repairers in the UK all learned their trade working on the violin family of instruments.
[quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: Silly question, these are skilled people who specialise in Violins. I doubt they will be taking much work from our own established Luthiers who specialise in the fretted variety of instruments. Hype and scare stories, now where have I heard such rubbish before????[/p][/quote]The same principles apply to guitars, and you'll usually find that established guitar builders/repairers in the UK all learned their trade working on the violin family of instruments. /kev/null
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