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Today milkshakes, tomorrow who knows what the rabid Remainers will hurl?


ON Thursday a thug, parading his anti-Brexit credentials, thought it appropriate to throw a milkshake at an 81-year-old man wearing a rosette of the Brexit Party – currently the most popular political party.

That Don MacNaughton is a war veteran adds insult to injury. This is a man who has served his adopted country – Don is originally Canadian – and was fulfilling his civic duty at an Aldershot polling station when he was attacked.

Some Remainers have shown cruelty towards the elderly by wishing them dead because they voted for Brexit. The assault on Don is a manifestation of such sentiments and the next step in fervent attempts to derail the vote.

Remainers are becoming increasingly hysterical in their attempts to tar 17.4million Brexiteers as racist as they watch TBP rise in the polls and Remain-supporting parties flatline in comparison, culminating in these criminal milkshake attacks.

If wanting to leave what was initially an economic agreement is classified as racist, not only has the concept lost all meaning but seemingly most Remainers have also lost their minds.

As Paul T Horgan pointed out yesterday in TCW, the UK is one of the least racist countries, unlike many EU member countries which sustain openly racist political parties.

Those who think the EU is marvellous need to understand that this bloated and corrupt organisation is the antithesis of virtue. Its punishing anti-Israel and anti-Africa policies are the epitome of racism.

So why would anyone who claims to be anti-racist want to tether the UK to an organisation which harbours such racism as the EU?

Voting for Brexit was not a racist act by any stretch of the imagination. I, an immigrant to the UK and a member of a minority ethnic group, voted for Britain to leave the EU. And given the plethora of TBP minority candidates standing as MEPs I am not alone.

Remainers are also concerned with the rights of EU citizens to vote in the UK. But if they are really that worried about human rights, why are they trying to overturn a democratic vote and deny the voices of 17.4million Britons?

Yet the establishment and metropolitan elite – nearly all Remainers – continue to demonise Brexiteers by accusing them of being Right-wing ignorant racists, a simple but effective lie.

‘Right-wing’, like ‘racist’, is another diminished concept used against ordinary people who yearn for their democratic vote to be honoured and don’t want to see the UK reduced to a toothless EU satellite state.

I have written many times on Labour’s dehumanisation of Jews. Reducing Brexiteers to ignorant racist caricatures is emblematic of similar dehumanisation, making it easy for some Remainers to assume that it’s their moral duty to attack them.

Throwing a milkshake at a political opponent might seem funny to some but it’s no laughing matter.

Assaulting Brexiteers is now a sure-fire way to signal anti-racist credentials, an absurdity born of fear and symptomatic of a society where a single accusation of racism can lead to the loss of reputation, livelihood and or even imprisonment.

Physically assaulting another because of differing opinions is a downward slide into barbarism. It’s puerile and has no place in civilised society. Today it’s a milkshake, tomorrow it could be rocks, knives or acid. 

This physical enforcement of ideological ‘purity’ is a nod towards tyranny.

We can’t rely on our careerist MPs, who are incapable of honouring democracy, to set an example of civilised political debate. So it’s up to the rest of us to condemn attacks on those with divergent political beliefs.

Protest and punish politicians with words and votes. But don’t express anger by throwing milkshakes at elderly war veterans.

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Karen Harradine
Karen Harradine
Karen is an anthropologist and freelance journalist. She writes on anti-Semitism, Israel and spirituality. She is @KarenH777on Twitter.

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