The peoples of East Anglia are well known for their quarrelsome ways. From Hereward The Wake to Kett's Rebellion and Cromwell, the 'Fen Tigers' have had cause to remind Parliaments & Kings that they ultimately govern by consent of the people. No surprise then, when in 2016 when it became the crucible for Brexit with some areas recording over a 70% vote for leaving the EU. Dismissed as a place of bigots & 'low information people' by some this ongoing project looks at daily life beyond the soundbite in the place which William the Conqueror referred to as 'that most disputatious part of England'.
Remain voter Bren Goillon finishing a mural of the EU flag on his house watched by his dog Flint. The lumberjack from Helhoughton in Norfolk painted the flag to express his disappointed with the Referendum result and replaced one of the twelve stars with a tear. He was later asked to remove it by the council.
Cambridgeshire police and immigration officials questioning a man during a raid on a roadside car washing business. People on the premises were found to be working ten hours a day for half the minimum wage and living in 'Dickensian' conditions. Five men and one woman, all of Romanian origin, were taken into voluntary protective custody.