The results of the London mayoral elections lulled me into a false sense of security. A belief that the British could not be fooled by racial propaganda or scapegoating.
I was fooled by common consensus in social and wider circles and the general sense of bewilderment at the hypothetical nature of the Brexit “political” arguments…and well common sense.
“Only in America could Donald Trump be taken seriously”
Cue terribly British laugh, smug face and amused shake of the head.
Only now we are leaving the EU.
Nigel Farage has successfully convinced millions of ordinary people that it is best for Britain to leave the European Union.
We were all in total shock in the staff room this morning; but this isn’t reflective of the situation across England. I live and work in London and London like most other major cities is cosmopolitan. Immigrants (pronounced average human beings) of all skin colours and origins call London their home, living and working side by side us true Brits.
It is impossible to convince me that my “immigrant” colleagues are the reason that this government is dismantling the NHS, selling off our school system or destroying the Unions. But to that slim majority that voted #brexit, that shadowy figure of the “immigrant”, who they have never met, is the perfect scape goat. A voiceless devil who is the reason for any misery and discomfort in their lives. No need to look within (figuratively and literally), it’s much easier to blame the illusive immigrant.
Now we have left the EU, who will have to blame? Maybe, just maybe #teambrexit will begin to see the bigger picture and start to ask questions like: Who really is at fault for the state of our economy and public sector?
(Maybe this is why Cameron resigned?)
Once #teambrexit realise that the dream of returning to the Glory Days was a lie, (Or as Farage declared on morning television a simple printing error) they will have to accept that the true fault lies much closer to home.
We will just find the next shadowy figure to blame..
Welcome one and all to Scapegoat Britain!