New Delhi: “We voted you out. Go home you f*****g immigrants” — a Romanian national was told by two Britons when they heard him speak in Romanian language. After Brexit, these instances are just casual happenings, and the British government is helpless to do anything about it.
When Britain chose to leave the European Union following Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to call for a historic referendum, the discussion was majorly about Britain’s slumbering economy and how to revive it. But the ugly truth about Brexit soon came out in the open: immigrants were the motivation behind Britain’s vote for Brexit.
Brexit curtails the free movement of citizens inside the European Union, and many people who voted for Brexit wanted the change to be implemented immediately. That is why a Polish father and son were brutally beaten up by an English mob, and a non-Briton was called a “Paki” in her own hometown, as reported by Al Jazeera.
Shuja Shafi, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said, “Now we are witnessing the shocking extent of this with reports across the country of hate speech and minorities being targeted. I will be writing to the Home Secretary to ask what measures are being taken to step up security and policing in areas where such incidences have been reported.”
Reacting to these incidences, Human Rights Watch said that authorities should take strong action against these xenophobic attacks to encourage people to report it to concerned authorities.
Prime Minister David Cameron reacted to these attacks against immigrants by saying that the government will be intolerant towards intolerance.