“A combination of City expansion from the west, Canary Wharf growth from the south and a wave of mass immigration from Bangladesh has contributed heavily to what social researchers have termed the “white flight” of traditional inhabitants to the suburbs of Essex. In short, older, whiter generations feel alienated in what they see as their own manor.
The youngsters, meanwhile, look towards their elders as if they are aliens. ”
(The Express writing about The Geezers’ Club in Bow in 2011.)