Mr Filwiat, in his recent letter, referred to the community vigil, held in response to cases of racism and abuse experienced by immigrants after the EU vote to leave, as “a good excuse for some Remain voters to have a moan about losing in the referendum.”
Does he really think that the caring people who attended on Friday were thinking only of themselves? All those I saw, even those who had voted to Leave, were there to show unity with all members of our community. Mr Filwiat makes mention of the fact he hasn’t had a pay rise for three years because the Agricultural Wages Board was scrapped, well that was down to a Conservative-led government and his local MP who voted to scrap it, not the immigrants who also lose out by its removal. Workers are exploited by unscrupulous bosses, not other workers. And I understand fully that 66 per cent of the local electorate voted to leave, I was present when the ballot boxes were opened and saw the votes being counted. However, it doesn’t mean I have to like the decision. The Leave campaign used lies in their campaign, such as the promise to spend £350 million a week on the NHS. If Mr Filwiat voted out purely because of immigration, he’s going to be in for a shock when nothing changes.
Jo Rust, Gayton Road, Gaywood