Sunday, December 03, 2017

[The Life of Shaun #554] The Wisdom of Aunt Peggi

Marco and I watched British Workers Wanted this afternoon, a documentary which "follows two glamorous Leave-voting women who are trying to attract Brits to join their recruitment agency as many of their Eastern European workers choose to leave Brexit Britain".  Predictably, it was difficult to find many Britons who were willing to work for £7.50/hour.  In the final scenes of the film, they try to recruit 40 people to work at an annual local fĂȘte, requiring a 5:00am start; only one of the 40 they manage to hire is British.  Pandering and one-sided, yes, but it was still exasperating to see two ladies whose very business is built on immigrant labour voting to leave the EU.  If these two are Leavers, what hope is there for the rest of middle England*?

Unrelated, my friend Lloyd recently posted this question on FaceBook:

What would you say to someone who asks what is unmissable in #London?


My Aunt Peggi replied with the following, which brought a smile to my face:

Peggi Schuh
Peggi Schuh Every neighborhood and see all the different lifestyles that work so well in one major city. Amazing!



Sometimes it's good to be reminded about what an amazing city London is
.  When you live here, you begin to take some things for granted, as if it's this way everywhere.  It's not.  And despite the 
economic and character damage
​ ​
of
Brexit
​, I have faith that London will not quickly lose its global worldview.  At least it better not - Dublin's gotten too expensive!

Cheers,
Shaun


*
The answer, apparently, is some; a
t the end of the programme, one of the two had changed her mind about Brexit and would now vote to remain.


Shaun H. Coley ~ Shadwell ~ Tower Hamlets ~ London E1 ~ UK ~ shaunism.blogspot.co.uk


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