Old friends, former addicts, unemployed, having dinner by Boston Port, which is being renovated. ''I lost three fingers working underage in a factory when I was 15. Hard drugs came to Boston in the 90s and it was terrible. I'm still worried for my boy, but it's not as bad as it was. I didn't vote, but I agree with Brexit.''
In the 2016 referendum on Britain's position within the EU, the Boston district produced the highest pro-Brexit vote, 75.6% per cent of the popular vote on a high turnout of 77.2%. The neighbouring Fenland district of South Holland, was the second highest district favouring Brexit.