Goodbye Belfast, Hello Leeds

Some are surprised that the recent poll taken amongst those who voted to leave the EU discovered that to accomplish wholly leaving they would be happy to see Northern Ireland ditched as a part of the British Isles. I was not one as I knew this already from a conversation I had with relatives this New Year. Not only was I subject to outright racist views but they were more than happy to see the back of Ireland.

This is the kind of thinking you get when people degrade into bigotry. Nothing is held up as a greater ideal than the will to be the ‘nation’ they believe existed once. White, international, Great Britain with a huge fleet and able to win wars.

This thinking is so viral it has infected people of ethnic origins other than Norman, Angles, Celts and Saxons. And yet in the North they marched this week in support of remaining in the EU. Just.

What a nonsensical, prejudiced little pickle jar this once interesting country has become.

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