I spent some time with family – unusual for me as, though I have family, I have not really engaged with them for most of my adult life. The reasons are simple enough I consider my mother a brilliant artist and they can’t stand her.
I found out they all voted to leave the EU. Now my cousin, who is bright, knows the EU is not to blame for all the ills in this country but, as he said, he had to protest somehow and this was the most effective protest he could make against his own government.
I can get that. My aunt though, dislikes immigrants taking all the houses because they have large families, leaving local people homeless or in expensive accommodation. It’s an excuse I have heard a lot and it is pure racism, which she admits. But it underlines how vital a good and fair housing policy really is for a stable society.