Need a little humanity boost? Well, look no further than British pensioner and local Batley and Spen (just north of Manchester) resident, Malcolm Haigh.
Haigh – a retired journalist and historian – was vox popped by a local TV crew about upcoming local elections in the area when he was probed about the area’s high immigration rates.
He said: “The population has changed as we’ve got quite a lot of Indians and Asians and people living here but that has improved the town to a great degree.”
The reporter then asked if he thought people from different backgrounds live well together, to which Haigh replied: “Yes.”
“All they have to do is to talk to one another, explore ideas with one another, exchange ideas on what could be good for Batley”.
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And social media was delighted by Haigh’s response.
Tracy Brabin, the former MP for the area whose election as mayor actually triggered the by-election, described Haigh as the “the best of Batley”.
While local member Ian Byrne added:
Other social media users were equally effusive :
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