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Old 20-10-2017, 09:59 AM   #10
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This is more typical for the length I tend to write for, 3235 words....

Exposing the Brexit Race Baiters: OF REMAIN!!!

In recent times, over the 16 months since the EU referendum vote, the media has consistently highlighted an increase in reported Race Hate Crime in the UK.

And statistics do seem to reflect an increase of 25-30% in the immediate aftermath of the Vote, and a general increase month on month since.

At this years Labour Party conference last month, a protest by Anti-brexit activists marched under the banner “BREXIT IS RACIST”.

But what is really going on?
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Firstly, I do accept, that there is a small minority of people who are openly racist. And with immigration being broken out of political correctness jail, and becoming an open public issue from 2014, this has emboldened those individuals to express themselves more blatantly.

Many areas with the highest Leave vote, are the most deprived areas in the UK, where mass immigration has put the highest pressure on impoverished councils struggling with austerity cuts, leading to extra pressure on schools, doctors, and all forms of local authority assistance. Mass immigration into these areas already struggling with high unemployment/low wages/in-work benefit dependency has increased pressure on those communities, and people getting stressed by life becoming harder, has always been fertile ground for scapegoating "the other".

Its also well understood that there is a relationship between Hate Crime and “triggering” events. A political vote can be one of those, and the Brexit vote is a prime candidate, but so can other events like Radical Islamic terrorism, and Britain has seen some of the worst terrorist attacks ever carried out in this country this year: Westminster Bridge, Manchester Arena, London Bridge and the failed detonation at Parsons Green, and who knows how many more attacks foiled by Security Services before they occurred. It would be naïve not to see a link between Radical Islamic Terror and increased intolerance towards Muslims.

So it is possible, indeed probable, that the increase in Hate Crime is at least in part genuine, and may be at least be in part attributed to Brexit. For those on the receiving end of racial or cultural abuse, that is always deeply unpleasant, and they both require and deserve protection and justice under the Law.

HOWEVER:

The media has made easy column inches and easy TV out of this and has contributed directly to the perception of a Racism increase. The magnifying effect of the media's focus makes relative molehills into veritable mountains.
I happen to be in a position where I regularly converse with young people, and as far as they are concerned, they have been led to believe that EVERY person who voted for Brexit is inherently Racist and motivated by Racism, exacerbated by "Social Justice" theories that paint "colour blindness" as a form of racism in and of itself.

Being as this traduces the majority of the active UK electorate, this demonization is very serious and divisive, a gross distortion of the facts: and the worst of the anti-Brexit activists have directly sought to capitalise and magnify this, and become nothing better than Race-baiters themselves.
There is a desperate need for balance, and that’s what I seek in this article to provide.

WHAT DOES THE EU SAY?

On May 3rd 2017 the Metro published an article detailing the findings of Implicit Association Tests (IAT) carried out on behalf of the European Union in every EU member state.

http://metro.co.uk/2017/05/03/this-m...ranks-6612608/

After being told constantly that Brexit is driven by xenophobia and racism over the last three years by the UK media, it is without doubt a major surprise for many to discover, the findings show the UK is in truth leading the rest of the EU in tolerance and integration. British respondents were significantly less likely to have attitudes based on race than any mainland European nation, a lot less than France, itself better than Germany, with Spain, Italy, and the East European nations having the highest racist attitudes across the EU.

Isn’t that surprising? Doesn’t that contradict the media narrative that is putting fear into the hearts and minds of migrants and Britons alike?

WHEN REALITY AND REPORTING DIVERGE...

On the 30th August 2016, two months after the Brexit vote, there was a fight in Harlow, Essex, that led to Arkadiusz Jozwik, a migrant from Poland, being killed. 6 teens were arrested and the media lost no time in attributing the death to the “hate crime” spike after Brexit.

“The killing of a Polish man exposes the reality of post-referendum racism” wrote the Guardian on the 5th of September 2016

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...es-brexit-vote

And this attack was directly referenced by Juncker and other major EU politicians as “proof” Brexit was motivated by racism.

In a television interview on September 16th 2016, the BBC directly accused Nigel Farage of having “blood on his hands” regarding that attack, as a result of his part in campaigning for, and to win, the EU Referendum.

But fast forwarding a year, and we find a VERY different story.

Because it was not Racism towards Mr Jozwik that sparked the fight that led to his death:

It was Racism FROM Mr Jozwik, who, with his friend, racially abused the six teenagers, provoking them into a response, that sadly led to Mr Jozwik toppling backwards, striking his head, and sustaining the injuries he died from a few hours later.

This was a POLISH individual engaging in Racism: Towards Britons!
Yet the reported angle on this event was a direct 180 degrees from what actually occurred, and it is impossible not to see how highly politicised this was from a staunchly pro-Remain media establishment who grasped any straw to denigrate the majority of the electorate who voted to LEAVE the EU…
Brendan O’Neill covered this extensively in Spiked, 15th September 2017

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite...7#.WenFTbpFy1s

The boy who shoved Mr Jozwik has received a 3 ½ year sentence for his part in contributing to his death.

AN OBJECTIVE LOOK AT NUMBERS:

The truth here is that reported Hate Crime for 2016/17 stands at 80,393, compared to 62,518 the year before.

Given the UK population of roughly 70,000,000, this amounts to 0.11% of the population experiencing a “hate incident”, an increase on 0.08% the year before. Obviously this is not good, but in terms of perspective, it is a tiny problem and hardly a social epidemic like the media suggests.
Added to this, the question of honesty.

Since the referendum, the hard core of Remain activists, have taken to denouncing Brexit or putting a bad light on Brexit in any way possible.
And in alliance with this, the Media has delighted in every sort of negative association it can conjure, their naked distortion of the Jozwik case being a prime example.

While 17.6 million people voted to leave the EU, the largest Democratic vote for anything, EVER, in the entire History of the United Kingdom.

RACIST "ANTI" RACISTS:

Remain activists now consistently claim that “not all Leave voters are racist but every racist voted Leave” whereas in truth, their own distortions against Brexit themselves constitute a form of Anti-British Racism.

It is commonly agreed to be racist to make race observations about people as a collective group, without recognising nuances and differences of views. By seeking to create the false impression that the majority of the British electorate voted for racially motivated reasons, it’s the Remain activists themselves who have used race as a political tool, and by fuelling the false fear of rampant racism, in a way that is itself Racist, created racist assumptions about the character of the majority of the British People.
While Europhiles understandably disagree with the judgement of the majority, it is again the failure to offer coherent and positive reasons to be part of the EU, and focusing only on fear based narratives regarding race motivation, or economic impact, that defines their activism. This is entirely negative and they are guilty of sweeping generalisation.

And can we be entirely sure that people who have been convinced by the media Britain is riven by racism, haven't reacted to incidents in that light, or even had a motive to over-egg their reports?

Certainly some organisations have been exposed for falsely magnifying allegations of "hate Crime", as in the case of the "Tell Mama" program that has been exposed for fabricating Hate Crime reports:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalis...e-backing.html

Given the radical extremist edge to organisations like "Hope not Hate" or "Unite against Fascism" can we be certain such activities are still not taking place? Could there be those who feel justified trying to "stop Brexit at any cost"? And has that pushed them over the edge into radicalism and campaigning via deception?

When the BBC recently broadcast Panorama "Hate on the Street", in an episode focused on looking at the increased Hate Crime reports, it featured a scene with 3 youths in hoodies and caps with covered faces and CGI blurred features saying outrageously racist things: with their every word voiced by ACTORS. What confidence can the public have this reporting is genuine, when it could so easily be scripted and staged, and indeed, radicalised Remain activists would have every motive to fool the BBC by responding to requests to appear on the program and delivering what the BBC, with its massive Remain bias, expects to see?

And there can be no justification what-so-ever for the blatently racist banner under which Remain activists marched outside the Labour conference “BREXIT is RACIST”:

This is race baiting demonization, pure and simple, worthy of Stalin or Hitler: NOT Britain: but it has been accepted uncritically by the establishment media in its desperation to delegitimise the Brexit result.

Furthermore, the issue post-Brexit may very well be a matter of increased reporting: not increased incidence.

At the Jozwik trial, despite how the facts had been presented in the media in the run up to the case, it was an issue during the trial as to whether a group of 15 year olds were even aware of Brexit, let alone motivated by it, and of course the facts turned out to be the absolute reverse of those earlier assumptions.

PIECES OF A BIGGER PICTURE:

Speaking as a long term Brexit activist, I would make the following observations:

1) When I started to campaign for a referendum on the EU, following Gordon Brown's signing of the Lisbon Treaty, without providing the referendum the 3rd term of New Labour had been elected pledging to provide, no-one was even talking about immigration. It certainly wasn't on my radar (most people were terrified for their house prices post Credit Crunch) and wasn't even mentioned in the two hour talk I gave launching my personal campaign. Instead, I was focused on questions of law and parliamentary supremacy, subject to democratic oversight.

Immigration became THE issue because immigration became the transparent and socially unavoidable evidence that signing Lisbon was having consequences outside the British Governments control. If we had been a southern European state and part of the Euro, the Brexit arguments would have resolved around the loss of control over the economy, as has been the case in Eurosceptic movements in all those countries.

2) UKIP and other parts of the Leave campaign found themselves unable to have a TV interview where they could talk about anything other than immigration: it was the only question the Media would ask them. Indeed, during the 2015 general election campaign, this was especially obvious, where UKIP spokespeople, especially Farage, were visibly frustrated at being subjected to the same narrow questioning ad nauseum and not allowed to talk about the wider UKIP manifesto.

3) Wilder fear stories about desires to “send migrants back” and “deport people back where they come from” have NEVER been part of any UKIP or Leave campaign platform or policy. The issue has always been about needing there to be control of immigration to be in balance with societies ability to accommodate and integrate, NOT zero immigration and especially not anything as monstrous as deportation.
Indeed the perception of insecurity in EU migrants status has not been resolved, not because of the British government, that tried to settle the issue immediately after the Referendum, but because of the EU, who have made migrant rights part of their Brexit timetable that they currently refuse to allow to progress to a point where this can be settled: because Britain hasn't agreed to pay their fantasy billions "divorce bill".

4) I happen to have worked in an industry (healthcare) over the last decade with high levels of migrants in the workforce. I especially found that co-workers who were non-EU migrants supported Brexit, because they have been at the rough end of a partisan and biased migration system that has massively preferenced white people from Europe over people from the rest of the world: the EU’s own migration policy, coupled to free movement, is inherently racist and many non-EU migrants understand that to be the case.

5) I also happen to live with EU migrants. I currently occupy a shared house with 3 Romanians, a Bulgarian, a Russian, a Pole, and a couple of Englishmen. Every single one of them supports Brexit, indeed the attitudes of the EU migrants are significantly more “hard core” than my own. While none of my fellow Brexit campaigning Britons have ever supported deportations, many EU migrants I have met absolutely do: which ties in to Race based attitudes being far more prevalent in the wider EU than they are in the UK: even in France and Germany.

6) A common understanding amongst Migrants I have talked to, is the awareness that an immigration policy that commands public confidence is in everyone's interests, especially migrants, who know that allowing immigration to run hot and cause social imbalance makes intergration and acceptance harder. And another consequence of uncontrolled immigration, and the labelling of economic migrants as "refugees" for political expedience, has been the destruction of the credibility and public confidence in the long standing tradition of Britain being a safe harbour for those genuinely persecuted and in need of Asylum. The very phrase “Asylum Seeker” has been become synonymous with chancers tying it on making up stories and abusing Briton’s characteristic generosity, a disaster both for our culture and those who deserve our support.

7) Mass immigration with no checks or controls has impacted strongest on areas that are underprivileged and under strain. Even the wealthiest areas of the country have struggled with the load, and areas that were struggling beforehand have struggled even more. But its also those struggling areas that have the lowest housing costs. Its cheaper to live while working a minimum wage job in the north of the country than in central London, and many migrants are here to work, not settle, and look to send money home. Pounds sterling, especially when that home nation is a country like Romania, can have a lot more punch in other EU member states. So migrants have looked to live in cheaper areas, but that has pressured the bottom section of society, who lack the education and skills to compete for better paying jobs, which has magnified social pressures in those areas even more. These communities are the forgotten victims of globalism, who have lost out, and lost out again, and then again, as global corporates have profited.

8) Mass immigration has also reduced working conditions and made the workplace a far tougher and less reasonable place. Factories that used to operate on workers contracts of 5x 8 hour shifts on a 3 shift system, now operate a minimum of 4 x 12 hour shifts on a 2 shift system, because its cheaper for the employers and they can fill the positions with the constant flow of replacement workers. "Like it or lump it if you want to work", they say. But there is a great difference, both psychologically and physically, coping with a lifestyle working 12 hour shifts, especially when the pressure is there to work 5 or 6 x 12 hour shifts a week, with major knock-ons for Health and Well-being. There is a palpable sense of impermanence at work and poorer working conditions and harder working life, indeed, this is a key part of the left-wing political Brexit case: that EU membership and free movement have reduced the quality and security of working life and its the poorest and most vulnerable paying the price.

THE WAY FORWARD:

The Race baiting anti-British racism of Remain extremists is indeed a matter of hypocrisy and shame. In lieu of persuasive political argument, the "race card" and demonization of the Leave majority have given cheap political capital that has also suited the agenda of an establishment that was doing very nicely and has no incentive to change.

The media, run by global corporations with an inherent bias towards the government-by-corporations that characterises the underlying corporatism of the EU, have been complicit in stoking Race based fears, and that in turn has emboldened the tiny percentage of a percentage who might commit a Race Hate Crime to behave bolder than they otherwise would have done. And there has been no balance in reporting to point out the anti-British attitude of some migrants.

I find it both tragic and horrifying that young people especially, who lack the critical experience not to take the media at face value, have had an extremely negative vision of Britain and their fellow Britons amongst whom they live day by day pushed upon them.

How ironic is it, that they assume the EU must be a paradise of racial harmony compared to the UK, when again, it is the exact opposite that is the truth?

These Race-Baiting Racist Remainers MUST be called out on their prejudice, and the fear that they sow across society.

Creating these false narratives is indeed a HATE CRIME against the tolerant and inclusive spirit that is the TRUE spirit of Britain: AND Brexit:

While the people of Britain, especially the younger generation who have been denied the opportunity to have the pro-Brexit arguments fairly explained to them by as a result of media bias, deserve SO MUCH BETTER!

We do NOT tackle racism, intolerance, extremism and radicalisation by playing dog-whistle politics, and the demonising of political opponents from the bitterness of the losing side, that has lost the ability to demonstrate political good grace, MUST end.

Indeed, its when we unify, around our shared values, and dedicate ourselves to being BRITISH, first and foremost, above ethnic identity, that we truly safeguard and preserve the sort of society we want to be:

And it is that unity of the collective majority, showing by action as well as words that we are an inclusive society, that sends the strongest message to those who are intolerant and opens up transforming those attitudes through social education.

Provided, of course, that Brexit is successfully completed and the issues of the "left behinds" are finally acknowledged, with policies that once again safeguard the interest of ALL Britons: wherever they come from!
For if Remain race baiting succeeds in derailing Brexit, the consequences would be saying to all of those left-behinds that democracy is denied to them, and there isn't a democratic society on the planet that could be confident of what would happen if hope and faith that the system can work is destroyed.

They play with VERY dangerous fire and ALL Britons who believe in justice and fairness must respond by calling out their destructive and divisive game....

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