It was feared that the EU referendum result would cause an increase in intolerance, discrimination, and racism, but it’s unexpected that it would become so aggressive and be so immediate.
— Shulem Stern (@ShulemStern) June 24, 2016
Has this really to do with the EU referendum? Practically and Politically, No, but as racism comes out to be endemic throughout the British society, sadly it’s a YES.
Of course, not everyone who voted Brexit is a raving racist, but the reports confronting have something which has been predicted earlier and now it’s happening sending messages of racism with no shame. It seems clear that the hatred directed at foreigners drove a huge number of Leave voters, which has been done in disguise to Brexit, making Brexit lose its own aim.
Italian person I was w/ last night was assaulted for asking how someone voted. Knocked out w/ a bottle, lost a tooth, stitches. I'm scared.
— Kirsty Allan (@kirstyrallan) June 26, 2016
With innumerable incidents of xenophobia occurred after Brexit results, people have shared their experiences on social media. To cite an example, there were people seen having hoardings in their hands terming “Refugees” as “Rapefugees”.
The EU has failed us all. We must break free of the EU and take back control of our borders. pic.twitter.com/CIHN8ifQHg
— UKIP (@UKIP) June 16, 2016
My home town of Newcastle. This afternoon. I feel like I am back in the 1980s. pic.twitter.com/8THD1xsn1N
— David Olusoga (@DavidOlusoga) June 25, 2016
The alleged hate crimes occur just as Conservative Party chairwoman, Baroness Warsi, comes out against the “divisive and xenophobic” Brexit campaign.
Ms. Warsi, who stopped backing Leave because of the “lies and hate” spread the Brexit movement and switched to Remain, said the campaign had left behind hostility and intolerance.
“I’ve spent most of the weekend talking to organisations, individuals, and activists who work in the area of race hate crime, who monitor hate crime, and they have shown some really disturbing early results from people being stopped in the street and saying look, we voted Leave, it’s time for you to leave.”
“And they are saying this to individuals and families who have been here for three, four, five generations. The atmosphere on the street is not good,”
she told Sky news.
Echoing Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s view, Shazia Awan, a businesswoman brought up in Caerphilly, warned that the fallout of the divisive referendum campaign would see an increase in racist abuse.
Ms. Awan had written:
“The campaign was racist. Don’t see how this country can heal itself. The UK is my home yet I feel alienated.”
But, Warren Faulkner (@foggyneiinfidel), replied:
“Great news…you can pack your bags, you’re going home…BYE THEN.”
— Shazia (@ShaziaAwan) June 24, 2016
A Facebook album entitled “Worrying Signs” has been created to document alleged incidents related to the xenophobia.
Let’s be very clear, the problems faced due to immigration is one issue, and hatred against migrants is another. The problems can be resolved but hatred comes from within, it has to do with one’s own mindset, and no Brexit or Bremain can help with it.
I will be putting in a parliamentary question to find out all incidents of racial hatred in the UK this weekend compared with last week
— Jess Phillips MP (@jessphillips) June 25, 2016
If Britons carrying this prejudice are thinking Brexit gives them this power, they are on the wrong page. Sooner or later, Brexit will loose its true meaning and so the support towards it will result to be nothing but the major shift of the country’s people, and the UK will be just another country.
Choose for your own, a growing economy with London remain the world’s largest financial capital or a xenophobic nation?
The Brexit debate has made Britain more racist. Due to the Brexit campaign, racism is no longer racism – it has become legitimate opinion. Either speak up now, or the country people will have only themselves to blame.
Britons, this is not for you have opted Brexit!
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