Do They Mean Us?

Can Boston’s sense of community heal the Brexit fractures?

The Lincolnshire town of Boston has high immigration and a high number of Brexit voters. In a new book, ‘Do They Mean Us’, Catherine Lough finds the eastern European community there is fearful for its future

Saturday 02 February 2019 18:17
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The Lincolnshire town voted with a 75 per cent majority to leave the EU
The Lincolnshire town voted with a 75 per cent majority to leave the EU

When I meet Martyn Chambers, deacon at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Boston, Lincolnshire, he describes the town as “geographically isolated”.

Mike Cooper, a Conservative councillor, suggests that many Westminster politicians could not place Boston, or Lincolnshire, on a map.

Boston is a picturesque market town, dominated by the medieval tower of St Botolph’s Church, known locally as the Stump.

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