Jayne Dowle: Why some fly flag for Donald Trump from Rust Belt to Yorkshire coalfields

I’VE heard that a working men’s club in Barnsley is planning to put the flags out for the visit of President Donald Trump. Apparently, members are being urged to sport t-shirts bearing the stars and stripes, and even wear Trump masks.
There is always going to be a contingent who support his pro-blue collar, anti-immigration stance and who feel more kinship with the disaffected inhabitants of America’s Rust Belt communities than with other more prosperous parts of Great Britain.
If you nipped down to this particular working men’s club tonight – or indeed to any similar establishment in South... read more

 
12 July 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 59
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