And so our membership of one of the world’s greatest multinational partnerships has been reduced to a single-issue protest over immigration. The dog whistle has been dispensed with.
Now, with less than a week to go, those who wish us to leave the European Union have plugged their rhetoric into a speaker that emits a continuous low but all too audible hum.
An imagined tidal wave of immigrant bogeymen – from Poles to Romanians, Turks to Syrians – is now the backdrop to the big vote. Polls indicate this crude xenophobia is having its desired effect.
The laser-like focus on immigration has left the Remain side struggling to counter. But with World Refugee Day on June 20th and the referendum just days later, we must call out these tactics for what they are, and get real about immigration in the modern world.
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