mercalia wrote:an interesting article why some parts of the country voted for Brexit and were JUSTIFIED in doing so: they are not crazies who dont have 2 brain cells to rub together
"Some Bostonians will remember a time when farmers employed locally born people as seasonal workers and say, “We did it then, and when this lot go we can do it again.” But that misunderstands the nature of modern agriculture and the transformation of farms into the domestic equivalent of the colonial plantation, demanding a constantly available supply of labour prepared to work long, physically taxing shifts in bad weather, and therefore usually recruited via gangmasters and their scouts from poorer and more vulnerable populations elsewhere.......
Migration accounts for Boston’s swollen population, its high rents and house prices relative to other parts of Lincolnshire, and, for a time, it led to overcrowded doctors’ surgeries and schools. Post-referendum, it seems surprising that governments cared so little about these effects. "
Hmmm you don't know anything about Boston do you? I live not far way away and know the town quite well. House prices in Boston are lower than many other parts of Lincolnshire for a start. Here's a some examples . The first is for a two bed terraced house in Bourne a fairly nondescript little town about 20 miles from Boston - £125,000 the second for a similar property in Boston £75,000. The third for a similar property in Sleaford another ordinary little town about 16 miles from Boston £114,000
https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-fo ... 37529.html
https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-fo ... 01509.html
https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-fo ... 49941.html
The wages on the land are not as low as the author of the article seems to think - on piece work some people earn £100-£150 a day. There aren't enough local people to work on the land - about 900 unemployed in the Boston area and apparently about 10,000 migrants working. If those unemployed had wanted to work on the land or in packing sheds they'd already have done so as plenty of jobs available.
What he's also failed to mention is that if any town in the UK needs an influx of new blood to widen the gene pool it's Boston.
There's been a lot written about Boston in the press. I remember one article by Peter Hitchens where he claimed he walked a mile across the town and didn't hear anyone speaking English. The truth is most likely that a London ponce like him would think the local dialect a foreign language.