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Immigration protest group plan event in Spalding after 'success' in Boston

By Boston Target  |  Posted: November 21, 2012

  • SPEAKING OUT: UKIP Chris Pain attended the protest. (Photo: Paul Cato)

  • PROTEST: More than 300 people joined the protest to highlight the problems with immigration. (Photo: Paul Cato)

  • PROTEST ORGANISER: Dean Everitt. (Photo: Paul Cato)

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MORE than 300 people attended a static protest against what they claim are high-levels of immigration in Boston.

The Boston Protest Group claimed the "peaceful demonstration" was aimed at highlighting the pressure put on local services by migrant workers.

Protest organiser Dean Everitt said he was pleased with the turnout: "It was a peaceful protest. There was no trouble at all. We even had a migrant worker in the crowd talking to the protestors. It was a really good atmosphere.

"We had a really good turnout of between 300 and 350 people.

"The council need to go back to the drawing board and rethink this."

Protestors held banners ranging from "Free Us From The Shackles of Europe" to "Get Back Our Country.

Mr Everitt is now planning another protest in Spalding after Christmas.

The protest march was planned for last year but was cancelled after the borough council agreed to set up a task force.

A report on population change was published as a result, but campaigners said it had not gone 'far enough' and the Government still needed to listen.

Boston and Skegness MP Mark Simmonds said: "Freedom of speech and the right to protest are important aspects of our society and culture. I am encouraged that Sunday's protest remained peaceful and that attendees were able to exercise their rights without hindrance."

The protest was organised after the publication of Boston Borough Council's report on population change

The Social Impact of Population Change report was approved at a meeting of the council on Monday.

It looks at issues surrounding migration in Boston.

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  • nigelsparky  |  November 23 2012, 8:43PM

    One more time: this isn't your website; you don't get to make the rules and you don't get to decide who does or doesn't comment." It would appear that you do then whiney lol

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  • nigelsparky  |  November 23 2012, 4:45PM

    Because you epitomise adulthood by finding preposterous similarities between a few East European potato pickers and mass genocide to satisfy your xenophobic views." If you read my original post on this story properly, you will see that I never mentioned as you put it "a few Eastern European Potato Pickers". I was drawing similarities between the state that Europe was in back in the late twenties and early thiries, and the state Europe is in now!

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  • nigelsparky  |  November 23 2012, 4:32PM

    ...whilst somehow managing to miss the blindingly obvious difference that we now have things like the UN and NATO. Go you!" There was the league of nations which at it's height in the middle thirties had 58 member states. This organisation was born at the end of the first world war, and it's primary mission was to maintain world peace, which it obviously failed to do. It's successor is now known as the UN. Nato and the Un did stop such acts of genocide in the nineties, but only after some estimated 100,000 people were murdered by Milosevic and his cronies

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  • eatmygoal  |  November 23 2012, 4:07PM

    Falklands and Yugoslavia were not global conflicts so not quite the same as a World War. Golden Dawn in Greece is the most likely to spark up as a right wing movement in a country. I would bet a few pounds they wouldn't get much further than having a pop at Turkey before one of the NATO members asked them not to do it and then made sure they didn't. Or perhaps you are right, perhaps David Cameron would watch them take Turkey, Albania and then annex Cyprus, before before giving them Macedonia to appease them...

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  • DontBuyTheSun  |  November 23 2012, 3:38PM

    ...whilst somehow managing to miss the blindingly obvious difference that we now have things like the UN and NATO. Go you!" ........... To be fair, The League of Nations didnt do what it said on the tin either. And as has been seen more recently in Yugoslavia, the UN were happy at times to stay away from a true policing role. And I dont recall either UN or Nato intervening during the Falklands. Hardly encouraging.

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  • Sir_Chasm  |  November 23 2012, 12:28PM

    "Not scaremongering at all whiney just pointing out the similarities between then and now." ...whilst somehow managing to miss the blindingly obvious difference that we now have things like the UN and NATO. Go you!

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  • Roadscource  |  November 23 2012, 12:22PM

    "What I found significant was that you immediately jumped on a perceived sleight against Eastern European workers, whilst completely ignoring the inference that the English are too lazy to do certain types work. Seems prejudice is only ever acceptable if it's aimed at the English." Sorry i missed the perceived sleight of which you refer, and you are correct that the inference was that the English are too lazy or proud to do certain work. I also perceived that the implication was that no one should worry about migrant workers because they only do the jobs the English would never do. I wouldnt work in the fields unless it was the only option available but at the same time i wouldnt consider being a brain surgeon was scraping the employment barrel.

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  • TB78WHlNE  |  November 23 2012, 12:17PM

    "So I would suggest that from now on that you post your opinions in an "adult" manner. If you can't, then please don't bother." One more time: this isn't your website; you don't get to make the rules and you don't get to decide who does or doesn't comment. If you have a problem with that, the little 'X' icon is there for you.

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  • Lincoln_Biker  |  November 23 2012, 12:04PM

    "So I would suggest that from now on that you post your opinions in an "adult" manner. If you can't, then please don't bother" Because you epitomise adulthood by finding preposterous similarities between a few East European potato pickers and mass genocide to satisfy your xenophobic views.

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  • nigelsparky  |  November 23 2012, 11:29AM

    Yes, and I happened to disagree with your point which I regard as laughable scaremongering and drew similarities with the laughable scaremongering you spouted on the story about the mosque. At this point you threw your toys out the pram because you seem to think that whatever you post on here is beyond criticism. I've got news for you: it isn't. Presenting an opposing point of view to somebody else's comment is well within the rules of this website. If you have a problem with that, I suggest you try clicking on the little red X in the top-right of your browser because I can promise you now that you are not going to silence me. I will challenge your views wherever and whenever I see fit, whether you like it or not. Not scaremongering at all whiney just pointing out the similarities between then and now. Yes of course you are entitled to your opinion, just like everyone else. However, the rather childish manner in which you choose to voice your opinions, not only towards me, but also towards others on here, has become very tedious and tiresome. Just look at your first post on this story as an example. Voicing ones opinions in an open debate is very healthy, and a good thing to see someone else's point of view on the various topics that come along. Just because you don't agree or like what I, or anyone else has to say, is no excuse for you to make childish comments towards us. So I would suggest that from now on that you post your opinions in an "adult" manner. If you can't, then please don't bother.

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