BLACKPOOL, THE BREXIT HOLIDAYS
Welcome to Blackpool, primary seaside resort in the north-west of England,
which welcomes the working class stemmed from the industrial revolution and paid leaves since more than a century.
Blackpool is currently famous for its festivities, its bachelor and bachelorette parties, and of course, its low-cost debauchery.
Very popular destination in the beginning of the XXth century among the upper class thanks to its pure sea breeze and its therapeutic sea water tasting, Blackpool, with the industrial revolution and the development of the railway network, becomes until the mid seventies one of the hot spot of popular tourism in Britain.
At the end of the eighties, the emergence of the first low-cost offers
towards sunny destinations abroad combined to the economic crisis that rages in the northern England lead the resort to a recession from which it would be unable to recover.
The successive economic strategies attempting to relaunch its activity for the last forty years has shaped a surrealistic city, where, among decrepit funfairs, numerous elderly people, some of the poorest families of England, and Manchester or Liverpool’s youth looking for cheap drinking all mix together.
Blackpool, one of the Labour’s bastion, is one of the cities of the industrial north to have massively voted OUT, at more than 67%. For its resident, mainly traditional Labour members, the EU is responsible for the disrepair of their daily life, and David Camerons policy of austerity only aroused this willingness of rejection.
This report documents the holidays of those who voted OUT.
Category : Documentary
Location :Blackpool, England