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An interesting, if depressing read.

As with so many northern towns, screwed over by politicians of all stripes for decades.
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Good piece that, thanks for sharing.

This rang true with me, especially regarding a new stadium “People are positive here, but there is a negative element. They don’t want good stuff to happen.”


"Lovelly stuff! not my words but the words of Shakin Stevens."
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A good read but a depressing one.

The good old days were really good when it comes to Grimsby.


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I’ve recently moved to Louth (7 months ago) due to work commitments and I don’t miss Grimsby at all, when I visit friends for a coffee in Freshney place I realise how run down the town has become, there are a lot of angry people in Grimsby too (I know you get this everywhere) but Grimsby seems to have more than it’s fair share.


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I was just about to post this article as just come across it.

Confirms why the Liberal elite don't understand why many towns like Grimsby voted for Brexit, a town forgotten by the south of the country.
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I was just about to post this article as just come across it.

Confirms why the Liberal elite don't understand why many towns like Grimsby voted for Brexit, a town forgotten by the south of the country.


Have you read the comments section?. Some proper infuriating stuff on there.


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Not a bad read to fair although had to cringe at the credit given to the EU for financing the fish market, (British tax payers money then!) the irony is that by joining this corrupt organisation contributed to the death of our fishing industry.


Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Promise a man someone else's fish and he votes Labour.
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Don't think the EU had anything to do with the Oil crisis of 1973 or the Cod Wars, did they?

I'm sure I read somewhere that the medium-range trawlers based in Grimsby were made uneconomical when oil prices quadrupled. That started the rot, the Cod Wars finished it off.
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Don't think the EU had anything to do with the Oil crisis of 1973 or the Cod Wars, did they?

I'm sure I read somewhere that the medium-range trawlers based in Grimsby were made uneconomical when oil prices quadrupled. That started the rot, the Cod Wars finished it off.


Our fishing industry was sacrificed in the desperation to join the old Common Market at any cost. Our traditional waters were handed over to foreign factory ships in exchange for a place at the subsidised lobster supper tables of Brussels.



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