Friday, March 24

Chinese Cocklers

Two years on and finally we have a conviction in the case of the at least 21 Chinese cocklers who lost there lives out in Morecambe Bay. We had a lot of these folk staying in Barrow some of them living in squalid circumstances. I remember picking them up from time to time usually going to the bookies or a supermarket. They spoke very little English and seemed to very young, but the thing which struck me was that they all seemed to be gentle souls. Let’s hope we don’t have a repeat tragedy with the Polish migrants that have replaced them out on the treacherous sands of the bay.

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