Andy McDandy wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:29 pm
My girlfriend's family hail from rural Leicestershire - kipper central (although they're not). It's an affluent area, nice cars and houses, relatively low cost of living. Probably a lovely place to raise a family. But people there feel overlooked. Wrong side of the M1, and nary a mention in the wider world. Plus people with accents in the pubs while your kid's on the dole.
Strange one Leicestershire - being born and bred, and still here! County staunchly Tory and Leicester with only one council seat not held by Labour. On one hand you have the "traditional" shire Tory landowners, ride with the Quorn (local hunt m'lud), etc, then you have the multiculturalism of Leicester. The real overlooked bit is around Coalville (my birthplace), as its name suggests was centre of Leicestershire coalfield and local economy totally dependent on mining, but once the pits shut everything went into total decline, there was EU money available, but there was neither the will, or ability to actually apply and use it. And now everyone just seems to fester but it never really comes to the surface, but could become a breeding ground for something more nasty
The world is not full of arseholes; but I always seem to encounter at least one a day!