Sunday, 17 July 2016
More Post-Referendum Stuff
Matthew Parris has always been my favourite commentator on the right, and I think he nails it here, odd comment about Enoch Powell not being racist aside. Not all Leave voters were driven by hatred of immigrants- in fact, if you voted Leave and you're reading this, you almost certainly weren't- and millions of ordinary people voted Leave for honourable reasons. But the Leave campaign itself (or, rather, both of them) pandered to a deeply disturbing element, won largely because of this, and our country is a nastier place as a result.