Margate, "Marked by its physical isolation and relative deprivation", in contrast with Brighton's buoyant economy. Discuss?
A quote from today's Thanet Gazette that describes Margate as "A run-down dumping-ground for families from inner cities" with eight times more children in care from outside the area than Tunbridge Wells, placing enormous strain on local resources.
The trouble is that out of sight is out of mind where the inner-city authorities are concerned and from the highest tower block in Lambeth, Thanet is conveniently invisible.
Thanet and Margate will never be able to fulfill its potential if it remains a place to lose other people's problems but how do we say "No" in large letters that central government will take notice of? Introduce border controls at St Nicholas perhaps?
What's your view, how do we make a new Brighton out of Margate beyond painting parts of it pink?