Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The Guardian: May’s Brexit focus on immigration will have catastrophic consequences

The Guardian: May’s Brexit focus on immigration will have catastrophic consequences

by Anne Perkins


May’s determination to interpret the leave vote as a vote about immigration is a misframing that will have catastrophic consequences. Out of the single market, out of the EU: like politicians who refused to rearm in the 1930s because they hesitated to warn the country it would have to fight another war, May is squandering all the things that her speeches suggest she went into politics to achieve. Her promises to share prosperity more equally and to protect against the bad times more fairly are likely to be the first casualties of this false interpretation of her duty to democracy.


Theresa May is gambling with the British economy because of her bee in the bonnet about immigration.

2 comments:

  1. Mrs May has no "bee in the bonnet" about immigration. It has been government policy since the Blair days to have high levels of immigration because it suits the government's purpose (which will probably fail anyway), and she herself is absolutely committed to it. Everything Mrs May has said recently is true, but she doesn't herself believe it. She, like all the political parties in this country with the exception of UKIP, has an ideology which they all discovered recently (in May?) is not shared by the electorate, that is the people affected negatively by high levels of immigration, globalisation, and all the other evils of our time.

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