1st March 2007

News article filed by BNP news team

It is a bit of Scotland in the English Midlands but it is too white for the Home Office. Once home to a large British Steel plant the Northamptonshire town of Corby is now criminally neglected by New Labour and a further insult to injury to the good people of the town has been delivered by the Prison Service.

In an already horrendous month for job losses within Northamptonshire, 90 more are to go, this time in Corby, because the employees are too white! One of the factors behind a Prison service clerical centre moving from Corby to Leicester, with the loss of 90 jobs, is because the city boasts a "diverse workforce".

In a response to a letter sent to her, Ann Beasley, one of Home Secretary John Reid's top civil servants, said the town had too many white British residents. Under the heading "key influencing factors", the letter states: "Our ability to attract a more diverse workforce - 93.7 per cent of the population of Corby are white British, compared to 59.6 per cent in Leicester".

This is an insult not only to the people of Corby, but to the people of Britain as a whole suggesting that a 'diverse workforce' could do the job any better than one that is predominately white.

The level of unemployment in Corby is higher than than the national average and the local development corporation, Catalyst Corby, along with the East Midlands Development Association, is doing everything it can to bring jobs into the area. Much of the local community feel betrayed by the Labour Party that they helped to vote into power.

The story not only made the BBCand also the Daily Mail

Nearly 20% of Corby’s residents are Scottish born according to the 2001 census, attracted here by the steel industry with two thirds of the 50,000 population claiming Scottish ancestry. The town has one of the few Highland Gatherings to be held in England.