It's a "foreigners coming here and taking our jobs" angle.
The reality is that he put in a higher bid to the council for the patch. The fact he's Polish is completely irrelevant. Nothing against Tommy, the original seller, he's simply the victim of a "highest bidder wins" policy.
Still, Mailites aren't happy at all, are feeling persecuted and want to put the new guy out of business.
It's cold war! Elderly ice cream seller is forced off the seaside patch he has held for 47 years to make way for a Polish rival
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... rival.html
‘It’s absolutely devastating - Tommy was actually crying when he started telling me about it. He works in a few different villages but this is his home and he is a part of everyone’s family.’
Mrs Harmison added that he even sells ice cream in winter and lets children pay him back the next day if they don’t have enough money. He has served her husband Ronnie, 35, since he was a baby.
She continued: ‘Most of us have never known it any other way. Tommy even gave my sons their first ever ice cream. I’d never seen the new van before yesterday.
'All I know is that it’s run by a Polish man. Tommy told me he wants to retire in a couple of years but he wants to retire happy, and he can’t do that knowing that he’s been pushed out.’
Mr (Tommy) Brash, who is married with two children and five grandchildren, said: ‘The car park used to belong to freeholders and I would pay them £100 per year. They always looked after local people.
‘Three or four years ago the council took over the car park. I knew rent would go up and that they were strapped for cash, so I started paying £700 a year.
‘This year I sent off my tender as usual to apply for another year’s licence in this spot, but I found out last month that I was unsuccessful. I was absolutely devastated.
A council spokesman said: ‘The council offers businesses the right to trade from these locations by following a competitive process based on a three-year cycle, with businesses submitting a sealed bid for each consecutive year in the period advertised.
‘The allocation is then awarded to the highest bidder for that location.
‘This is a standard process to ensure that businesses are given an equal opportunity to trade and which also generates income that helps support the provision of council services.’
harpreet bassi, London, United Kingdom, 2 minutes ago
i thought they were car washing people
The Crachach, Pontcanna, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
Another reason to VOTE OUT OF the EU!
johnfez, Sanford, United States, 48 minutes ago
Another disgraceful way we treat our own. I hope the other guy's ice cream melts. Sick of pandering to these people. I bet if we tried that in Poland, or another country, it would never happen.
Billy Noall, London, United Kingdom, 29 minutes ago
Don't buy from the pole. Simple
Stopwhinging10, Kent, United Kingdom, 20 minutes ago
Yet more skilless migrant leaches
Tigertank, Mansfield, United Kingdom, 23 minutes ago
Don't even think of buying from the poles