Quote: sootyj @ February 17 2012, 5:23 PM GMT
Is that it?
For several decades, central Government paid Hackney to take in the influx of refugees. So you had a bunch of foreigns with no skills, no verifiable work record and qualifications that mean diddly squat in the UK all lumped into the one place.
Because so many of the foreigns couldn't get work, crime flourished and then became the norm. If we'd had a points based immigration system instead of the usual open door policy, we'd have more professionals and fewer goat herders.
'How about a greasy pork sandwich served in a dirty ashtray?'