My favourite independent coffee shop in Rochester High Street is owned and run by two guys who are both immigrants. One is American and his partner is French. They have lived, worked and paid taxes in this country for 20+ years. Not only do they pay their tax here, they employ people and through that employment help contribute more tax and NI to the British economy, in addition to the Corporation Tax and VAT they pay through their business.
I was therefore saddened today to see they have put up this sign in their shop window.
Sadly, since a certain political party opened their Campaign HQ a few doors away, there has been a significant increase in xenophobic comments and unpleasant jibes about foreigners.