“All signs now point to a hard Brexit with no single market access,” Jamie said, “we’re going to lose hundreds of thousands of jobs and things like our banking passport so that Theresa May can get cheers for talking about ‘labelling our own food’.
“It feels like we’ve become UKIP, especially with the nonsense about creating lists of foreign workers to ‘shame’ companies into hiring British people. We’re putting partisan politics above the national interest, and that isn’t acceptable on any level.”
The 23-year-old worker in Parliament who didn’t want to be named went further, saying that though she’d initially supported May’s leadership bid over the summer and “was very much prepared to like her”, she now disliked “the animosity she and her cabinet are showing to immigrants”.
“I find it offensive and ridiculous. People are not ‘cards’, as [Brexit secretary] Liam Fox stated. It may be true that it’s a useful point of negotiation, but we shouldn’t be telling people they’re commodities. The contribution of immigrants to the UK is frequently overlooked. I think Amber Rudd’s comments were tasteless and pointless.
“We can decry hate crimes and racism all we want, but we are, for many reasons, part of the problem and we are just fuelling the fire by indulging this. We will all lose if we succumb to this rhetoric and become a more insular society.”
I'm definitely very worried.