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Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Jaywick versus Siberia
Jaywick as filmed in Benefits-by-the-Sea
There's been something of a twitter-storm over Russian TV using Jaywick to show there are worse places than Russia. Jaywick has made a unlikely appearance on Novosibirsk TV. Fed up with a BBC crew filming the dodgy parts of Sibera the Russians hit back by broadcasting pictures of Jaywick, officially the most deprived area in Britain. Lots of comments on BBC Essex's Facebook page, with some Essex residents saying "fair play it's a dump" and others wanting to send a rocket to Russia. Personally I think that Jaywick might be run down, but it's got a great beach, has lots of potential and could actually benefit from EU funding should we remain in Europe. Could a new Cold War be starting over the Tendring Peninsula?