Migrant workers from Lithuania forced to endure life in Hull

Guru was shocked and appalled by the undercover BBC report that found migrant workers in Hull were being lied to, paid below the minimum wage, not given proper safety training, and forced to live in rooms shared with 11 others. It’s horrific – imagine living in Hull.

Poor undercover Lithuanian journalist Audrius Lelkaitis gave up a cushy career and home country to test his endurance in the grimmest waterfront surrounds since Pearl Harbor on the Sunday morning of 7 December 1941.

Voted in at number one by its residents in the official Crap Town list of 2003, Hull was described by one as “a sad story of unemployment, teenage pregnancy, heroin addiction, crime, violence, and rampant self-neglect”. It seems it must have cheered up since Guru spent a week there on business in the 1980s.

The most unbelievable thing is that Lelkaitis was charged £50 per week for rent from his paltry wages for his bed in the cramped and squalid house. Last time Guru checked, you could buy a house in Hull for £45.

If Humberside residents have any sense, they will get on a cheap flight to Lithuania and take the jobs and houses these deluded migrants are leaving behind. In downtown Vilnius, £50 would net Hull East MP John ‘two chins’ Prescott a fleet of Jaguars and a couple of apartment blocks, and still leave change for pie and chips.

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