People are leaving east London ‘because of immigrants’, BBC documentary reveals

By Ashitha NageshSaturday 14 May 2016 7:38 pm

Shoppers on East Ham high street in Newham (Picture: Alamy)

The BBC is going to show a documentary on changing attitudes towards immigrants in Newham. ‘Last Whites of the East End’, which will be broadcast on BBC One, will take a stark look at people’s attitudes to residents of other races in the east London borough. While gentrification, rising house prices, a lack of affordable social housing and rising in-work poverty drive people further out of the capital and ravage the city, some in this documentary have focused their dislike on the area’s increased diversity. Many reports have since implied this shows an irreversible, undesirable change in the area – that some intangible quality is being lost.

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