A town in Lancashire, NW England. Unfortunately
has had some
bad press recently, particularly about the large BNP
presence/racial problems and social deprivation in the town.
The truth is that Burnley
is OK as a place but has just suffered from economic recession over the last two decades and needs
a large employer or perhaps a big happening culturally
to help it out.
Sure, you get some
absolute scumbags who will beat anything
up that walks at night, but most of the people
are good, honest, genuine Northerners. Oh, they are in the 21st
century as well - all this bollocks
about us "pointing at planes" (?) etc. is just a stereotype as inaccurate as saying "all turks
are violent." I can't remember the last time I saw a whippet or flat
cap in the town.
Can I add the number of BNP
voters - scarcely over
4,000 at the last election - wouldn't even
fill a stand at the ground
of Burnley's rather good football club.
Sure, there are racists, but hardly any more than in other UK towns. Well, I hope so - that'll be put to the test over
few years. But I'm keeping
my chin up.