this is what post brexit britain looks like, we have given in to xenophobia and racism, and it’s terrifying

this is why it irritates the hell out of me when I see people saying “it wasn’t about racism!” okay, maybe not everyone who voted out did it for that reason – most seem to be regretting it now they see and understand the consequences – but the result is encouraging the racists who did vote out for racist reasons to show their true colours.

(From The Guardian’s report on the rise in hate crimes.)