Anthony Clavane: Why immigration has been a success story for more than two centuries



Ten years ago, in a glossy guide to the city’s revamped centre, readers were asked to put themselves “in the place of the Leeds virgin. You arrive at the station and walk out into City Square to see what Leeds has to offer. The answer is not obvious. Signage is inadequate.”
This was not always the case. I can remember one sign in particular that used to tell visitors, in no uncertain terms, what the city had to offer. It hung outside the railway station and bore the legend: “Leeds, the Promised Land delivered.”
I’ve no idea when, or why, the sign went up. Nor, indeed, when or why it came... read more

 
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