Wednesday 13 December 2017

Ivan Yates: Project Racism rebounds in Brexit vote - Britain to Remain but EU superstate halted

Ukip leader Nigel Farage launches his EU referendum poster campaign. Photo: Philip Toscano/PA
Ukip leader Nigel Farage launches his EU referendum poster campaign. Photo: Philip Toscano/PA
Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

Up and down Britain, angry grey men may mutter into their glasses of pale ale about the inequities of Brussels, and there'll be talk of how the EU will fare with Blighty gone. But in the end, economics will triumph over emotion and the 'Remain' side will prevail.

I predict the young will come out in force. They recognise the need to be part of a transnational world. Putting the 'Great' back in 'Great Britain' is of less immediate importance than procuring a viable future.

Ukip's Nigel Farage simply went too far with his poster stoking immigration fears. Project Fear may have rebounded on Cameron, but Project Racism, as it will have been perceived by some, will rebound on Mr Farage. People may well be concerned with the issue of immigration but they draw the line at racism and will not be associated with it.

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