Lets Talk Brexit and Racism

Well hello there! its certainly been an interesting couple of days hasn’t it? A very marginal vote means that the UK has left the EU (not the UN, America). There are a lot of people who like myself, have no idea what this means for the future of our country. There are others who think that because we voted to leave the EU it has given them the right to be hugely racist and that is not okay.

Just this morning I saw a bunch of screenshots from twitter of reports of people being hugely racist and intimidating to members of the public, in locations such as outside schools or just shouting at people from a van. People are saying “We have our country back and everyone who isn’t British should leave” and that we should deport all migrants and stop immigration. Now, I don’t know what you got taught in history, but Britain didn’t just pop into existence one day. England was
first inhabited by the Anglo-Saxons. They migrated from Germany. So really, the English people originated from migrants. Its the same for America, who is the largest super power on the world stage. Two leading men in the American Revolution were Alexander Hamilton who was born in the Caribbean and Marquis de Lafayette, a French man.

So how in any way, shape or form is it okay to say that we should kick migrants out of the UK when one of the countries within the UK was formed by migrants? It makes absolutely no sense to me at all. Personally, I think that older generations shouldn’t have been allowed to vote in the referendum, not because it’s mainly the older generations who are accidentally racist, but simply for the fact that they will not be around to see how this plays out. Before you start saying that I am being disrespectful to the elderly because they fought for our country and they know what it was like before hand, I am aware of that. I know the history about the Wars and I know that they were alive before we were in the EU. But the world has changed. People have changed. Back then, it was all well and good not being in the EU because we didn’t need the EU. But now days I believe we do need the EU, and we need immigrants.

People always complain that immigrants are “coming and stealing our jobs” but really, the majority of immigrants do the jobs we don’t want to do. On the news the other morning it showed a strawberry farm which was staffed by Romanians and Polish and their job was to just pick strawberries. If people are so worried about immigrants coming and taking jobs why aren’t there people who haven’t had jobs picking fruit and veg? I have a theory about this. The people who complain about immigrants tend to be either uneducated, or live in council houses and survive on benefits, many of which don’t intend to get a job and just stay the way they are. The people who don’t complain tend to be educated and actually want to look for a job and make an effort. To me, this says quite a bit.

Brexit is such an issue for a lot of people, and it is scary for a lot of people. I am quite scared about the future under Boris Johnson who is set to be the next prime minister. I would actually rather David Cameron stay in power. At least he isn’t a mini Trump. I am sure you are aware that there is a petition going around for a second referendum, and I implore you to consider signing it, if you threw away your vote, or voted to leave because you thought we would remain in the EU. It is far too important to leave at a 4% margin.

Love you, Bye!
P.S. Don’t forget to be awesome 


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