This Is England (A ‘f***-you UKIP cooking series)

Jack Monroe gets to the heart of it…

Cooking on a Bootstrap

Shit son, food just got political again. I’ve been in a sort of personal hell lately, hence the sudden blog-silence and absence of any recipes lately, and I hope my wonderful readers will forgive me that. I don’t want to talk about it. I just vanished for a bit, and now I’m back.

Anyway, this morning I turned on the TV to see Sky News zooming in on a jar of Polish pickles with the voiceover declaring that THIS was what people were worried about in the General Election. The camera flashed over to some not-white people behind the counter of a corner shop, before some members of the public espoused their views on the rise of the Polski sklep and how immigration was ruining our great country.

This was not satire. This was a serious news broadcast on a mainstream channel at 11 o clock on a Saturday morning…

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A modern languages graduate fast approaching fifty and recent absconder from the rat race. Far too long wasted working in the City in pursuit of mammon (not that I ever shared the spoils, let alone the goals) , but thanks to the love and support of my beloved, am now taking stock and building a new and useful second phase of my life. View all posts by teigom

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