No foreigners need apply

The display of a sign on a house for rent in the Village area of Belfast stating “not available to any foreigners” has been condemned by South Belfast MLA, Anna Lo. The issue features prominently on today’s Talkback programme. The area has witnessed many racist attacks in the past and loyalists in the nearby Donegall Pass area were widely accused of attempting to intimidate members of the Chinese community following a proposed parade in the area last Autumn. The owner of the property told the Talkback programme that a prior tenant, who was ‘a foreigner,’ had been intimidated out of the property.