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Thread #165570   Message #4013851
Posted By: Backwoodsman
15-Oct-19 - 04:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
That racism existed pre-Brexit is not being contested - it’s a fact that it did exist.

But it is also a fact that the racist nature of the Leave campaign - posters of The Man-Frog pointing at a line of refugees (as it turned out, queueing at the Slovenian border, fuck all to do with the UK), references by the same Man-Frog to ‘70 million Turks waiting to flood into the UK, vans telling foreigners to ‘go home’, demonisation of Eastern Europeans and Muslims - gave the racists, who had previously kept their racism very much in the dark for fear of transgressing the hate-speech laws, a voice, a belief that they now had freedom to express their racist views openly.

That is how Brexit and racist Brexiteers carry the burden of blame for the rapid increase in hate-crimes.

And, of course, the Brexit-Boneheads denying it won’t change the facts one iota.