If We Were Roma, We Would Not Come Back from Britain – European Press Prize


He admits there are racists in England as well – Brexit is a good example. However, the level of racism he came across in Slovakia shocked him. “We were in a restaurant in Slovakia. Me and my colleague were served by the waitress. Right next to us sat a group of Roma people and the waitress just shouted at them to get their food from the counter. When they left she started spraying the place with an air freshener. And then she threw the glasses they drank from into the bin,” says Penfold. He has a whole collection of such stories that make us look away in shame.