We Leavers are not racists, bigots, or hooligans – no matter what the bitter broadcasters say

We Leavers are not racists, bigots, or hooligans – no matter what the bitter broadcasters say, by Daniel Hannan.

Since the vote, Remainers have been lashing out like frustrated toddlers. If you voted Leave, you’re a bigot, a hooligan, a thug.

I’m not just talking about social media. I’m talking about much of the broadcasting establishment. Interviewers start from the proposition that Leavers are either racists themselves or cynical manipulators of racism.

For what it’s worth, polls consistently showed that Leave’s top issue, by a long way, was democracy. Immigration was a distant second and, even among those citing immigration, few wanted or expected that there would be zero settlement from Europe. What they wanted – and what we will be in a position to deliver when we leave – was control. Parliament will decide who comes here and on what terms. How much free movement of labour we retain will be up to us.

In the past 24 hours, I have twice had it put to me on air that I am responsible for hate crimes. …

Seriously? Those of us who argued for a global Britain, looking further than one declining trade bloc, are responsible for hatred? I have have spent months campaigning, not only alongside Britons of Commonwealth backgrounds, but alongside many people of Continental origin who have clocked Brussels for the remote oligarchy it is. Are we all racists?

That’s nothing. I’ve been called a racist for opposing the carbon dioxide theory of global warming. Anyone who opposes the PC elite is called “racist.” Get used to it. And feel free to point out to the PC crew that yelling “racist” and “Nazi” is not an argument.

hat-tip Stephen Neil