Last Whites of the East End: BBC programme on migrant influx sparks furious Twitter debate, by Rebecca Perring and Vickie Oliphant.
A documentary on the evolving communities in east London has caused a furious divide on social media with viewers accusing the BBC of spreading “white supremacist propaganda”.
Wow, there is such a documentary? A classic clash between political correctness and truth:
The “Last Whites of the East End” sparked mixed reviews on Twitter, with some viewers even threatening to cancel their TV licence fee in protest against the allegedly “racist” programme.
However, others praised the documentary for giving an “honest” insight into life in the east London borough of Newham – which now boasts the lowest percentage of white British residents of anywhere in London.
The background facts: More than half of the white population have abandoned the East End borough in the last 15 years, 70,000 migrants moved in during the same period, and 73 per cent of the local population is now made up of ethnic minorities and Black British, according to the BBC documentary that aired last night.
hat-tip Stephen Neil