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Thread #165570   Message #4008585
Posted By: peteaberdeen
12-Sep-19 - 02:35 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
i'm struggling at work just now . i am a remainer with 2 children working on the mainland. i would stand up against racism anyway but with our children's (we have 5) friends and partners being from all over i feel i must stand up and could have a daily argument with the racists and ukip 'tommy robinson types. of course, i have become used to it around town and in the pubs and have to suffer people assuming their racism and brexit nonsense is 'how it is round here' but it is horrible to be called a traitor or 'hear 'you are going to end up in hospital saying stuff like that' when i questioned the ethics of a shop near us selling nazi memorabilia i was told 'i'll fucking kill you if i see you anywhere near my shop again' So , for me, it's a daily problem and not just a controversy in the press. i was going to stand for council but decided not to as i'm scared to be more visible here - especially as 10 ex bnp/edl types have recently been elected to our local council. our house is for sale - we want to move to scotland or lancaster. it's tragic what has happened to england - we are decent people are regularly bshouted down by the bigotry and aggression of the tories and their far right followers. in what sort of world would the likes of nigel farage or mogg or johnson have any sort of influence in a modern democracy? anyone else remember the opening ceremony of the london olympics?