Read what I wrote Merv.big mervyn wrote:Analyses of voting patterns and a cursory glance at the Engerlish media's frequent vox pops from Leave constituencies (why do they always interview racist market stall holders?) would strongly suggest that the vast majority of them are.Cap'n Grumpy wrote:[I know several people who voted leave who most definitely are none of the above and would be very offended at the accusation they are DUP supporters let alone their sheep or turkeys. I know of those who voted leave on a matter of principle ... now some others may not agree with that principle ... but that doesn't mean they should be dismissed as racist, xenophobic or whatever, and certainly not stupid (whatever others may think).
I wasn't talking about voters in Engerland, let alone racist market stall holders. I was talking about people that I know.
I have acknowledged that racists etc do exist and voted to leave, but there are people I know of who voted leave and they do not deserve to be labelled racists, xenophobes, stupid and especially not DUP voters, etc just because of how they voted in the referendum.
BTW, I also dislike the general trend by some on the right wing that PWM mentioned, but in the interests of balance, thought it was worth pointing out this trend which I happen to think is more general among remain voters in how they look upon all Brexiteers.
I just think each argument should be treated on its own merit and it should be accepted that there are many and varied reasons why people voted for either option. There are valid reasons on both sides of the debate, but I detect a general trend among BRemainers to dismiss BRexiteers as racists, xenophobes, stupid, and as has been mentioned here, sheep or turkeys. Some may be such, but it is unfair in my opinion to lump all together in this way, but that is (imo) often what is happening.