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Everyone keeps harping on about how Brexit was fuelled by xenophobia, and Labour is presumed to be running scared and therefore insisting on migration controls.

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It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Jul 11th, 2018 at 10:46:07 AM EST
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... It's not that I'm an optimist. It can always get worse. But it's never hopeless.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Jul 11th, 2018 at 10:52:24 AM EST
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Looks like the effects of 'natural churn'. A few years down the line and any Brexit referendum would have been remain just because of the differences between generations.

Anyway my comment wasn't really about Brexit.

Schengen is toast!

by epochepoque on Thu Jul 12th, 2018 at 06:29:25 PM EST
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No, your comment was about xenophobia. Such a rapid change in attitudes in the UK is remarkable -- perhaps comparable to the turnaround in attitudes to homosexuality, for example -- and requires analysis and explanation, because it runs counter to the prevailing narrative (which ostensibly promotes "tolerance" while condoning the weaponisation of xenophobia).

I don't know whether or not it can be seen as a hopeful sign for central Europe : quite likely, xenophobia lingers longer if you don't have many actual foreigners to measure it against. Just as fear and hatred of homosexuals works better while they stay in the closet.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Jul 13th, 2018 at 09:41:02 AM EST
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