Futures Forum: Brexit: and migrant workers in care homes and hotels >>> Who will take care of us "when the immigrants leave?"
A comment from the Trip Advisor site highlights the number of migrants working in the tourist industry:
“Excellent service and breakfasts”
The hotel has a good location above the town, with a great view onto the Esplanade and out to sea. The hotel itself is in good condition, with a smart lounge and bar, and a small but attractive pool, and a nice patio for seaview drinks. The staff are mostly east European, very friendly and helpful.
Sidmouth Harbour Hotel - The Westcliff Traveller Reviews - TripAdvisor
Unfortunately, there has been some unpleasantness following the Brexit vote:
Futures Forum: Brexit: and xenophobia in Devon
The Independent featured a comment from a Sidmouth resident soon after the referendum:
Stop the abuse of Polish people
The Brexit campaign has given encouragment to the nastiest, most extreme racists | The Independent
Last night, we heard the second in a series of programmes on Radio 4 looking at things from the East European migrant's perspective:
BBC Radio 4 - Eastern Europeans in Brexitland, 12/09/2016
The first programme was from the West Country:
Eastern Europeans in Brexitland
The issue of immigration and immigrants dominated the EU referendum campaign with much of the focus on the increased numbers of Eastern Europeans in the UK following EU expansion in 2004. They are often talked about - but rarely spoken to.
Writer and journalist Gary Younge meets Eastern Europeans who live in the UK. He explores the impact of the Brexit vote on these communities and considers how the vote and their experiences fit into the history of race and migration in Britain.
In this first of two programmes, Gary talks to Poles and Romanians in Bristol, an area that voted Remain and which has longstanding Eastern European communities.BBC Radio 4 - Eastern Europeans in Brexitland, 05/09/2016