The country has voted by a narrow majority to quit the EU.
People have done this for a variety of reasons. However, the reason that appears to have resonated for the bulk of the Leave vote has been immigration.
The great revelation of this campaign is that British governments have lost control of immigration due to the UK’s membership of the EU. David Cameron’s pledge to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands was impossible to achieve and making that pledge while being aware of this tarnishes his otherwise fine legacy as the man who modernised the Conservatives back into government after thirteen years in opposition.
It has been impossible to predict population growth in this country. Thus it was impossible to plan services, such as the NHS, to provide for this. People voted for the British government to take back control over immigration, such that state planners would have a fighting chance of being able to provide adequate services for all the people who live here.
What has happened as a consequence of Britain voting to leave the EU is that there has been a reported rise in what can only be describe as racist incidents. It may be that there has only been a rise in the reporting. These incidents are now being blamed on the vote to leave the EU by bleeding-heart left-wing politicians as a way of blaming the people who voted to bring democratic decision-making back to our shores by associating them with racism. This is part of an ad-hoc campaign of telling people who voted to leave the EU that they have done something bad.
This is a variation of the left-wing rhetoric that always blames electoral failure on a ‘false consciousness’ on the part of the voters who are described having been brainwashed by the Murdoch press into doing something sinful. Voters are experiencing a new manifestation of the socialist backlash that always follows Labour losing an election of any kind.
It is simply not true. Voting to leave the EU was a blameless activity.
The behaviour of the morons behind these incidents cannot be ascribed to a political development. The morons committing these despicable acts are stupid. Just because these morons assume their outrageous acts are validated by the vote to leave the EU, this does not mean that the vote was wrong; it means the morons are being moronic. Public policy should not be exclusively dictated by the anticipated behaviour of morons and their warped logic.
Should this be the case, then our entire way of life would be dictated by a fear of how the fortunately few morons that live in our country would act. Every manifestation of policy would have to be subject to a risk analysis, perhaps called the ‘moron test’, to determine exactly how the country’s most stupid people would react to it.
One of the manifestations of the mindless bigotry by a moron has been the posting of paper on which has been printed offensive text and that has been laminated. It does not follow that the state should start restricting computers, printers and laminating machines lest they fall into the wrong hands. The sale of mobile phones and tablets should not be curtailed just in case someone literally does something stupid with them. Buying electronic goods should not be subject to an IQ test being performed on the purchaser. Using electronic devices should not be restricted to people who have an IT licence. Instead people should be required to face the consequences of their acts.
Morons have misinterpreted a major political event as a validation for racist behaviour. But this does not mean that a vote to leave the EU is racist. It just means that morons are behaving like morons. And far too many left-wing politicians are behaving like bigoted morons by politicising this moronic behaviour.
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