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Post EU Referendum Racism Documented Online And It's Really Scary

(0) Comments | Posted 26 June 2016 | (15:06)

Various social media accounts have begun documenting #PostRefRacism.

And it's a bit terrifying...

(h/t Post Ref Racism and Sarah Childs)

The result of the EU referendum has seen an increase in anti-immigration rhetoric. 

Police are investigating suspected racist graffiti scrawled on a Polish community building in London.

One deluded gent was filmed by Channel 4 News admitting he voted leave “to stop Muslims coming into the EU”.

He said: “It’s all about immigration. It’s not about trade or Europe or anything like that, it’s all about immigration.

“It’s to stop Muslims coming into this country. Simple as that.”

You can watch the depressing clip here. 

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EDL March In Newcastle And Demand Repatriation Of Immigrants After ER Referendum Vote

(0) Comments | Posted 26 June 2016 | (13:38)

The English Defence League marched in Newcastle on Saturday calling for the repatriation of immigrants in the wake of the EU referendum vote.

 

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Guardian Comment On Boris Johnson's Position After EU Referendum Vote Is Pretty Amazing

(0) Comments | Posted 26 June 2016 | (11:34)

A commenter on the Guardian website has written a post summing up why Boris Johnson may have felt a little glum after the EU referendum vote.

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Second EU Referendum Petition Started By Leave Voter William Oliver Healey

(0) Comments | Posted 26 June 2016 | (08:58)

The petition for a second EU referendum with 3 million signatures was started by a leave voter last month worried the remain camp would win.

William...

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EU Referendum Leave U-Turns On Immigration, NHS And 'Taking Our Country Back'

(0) Comments | Posted 25 June 2016 | (15:59)

The dust is still settling after this week's momentous EU referendum but already the Leave campaign has had to perform some hasty backtracking.

1) The NHS

Almost immediately after hailing victory, Nigel Farage was forced to admit one of the central pledges of the Leave campaign simply wasn't...

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'Yes Minister' Clip Gains New Found Fame After EU Referendum Brexit Vote

(0) Comments | Posted 25 June 2016 | (15:18)

A clip from the 1980s BBC comedy 'Yes Minister' is being shared widely online in the wake of the EU referendum vote.

In it Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby explains to minister Jim Hacker why the UK has such a tumultuous relationship with the EU.

Appleby says:...

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Nigel Farage's EU Referendum '52-48 Result' Comment Comes Back To Haunt Him

(0) Comments | Posted 25 June 2016 | (12:05)

Nigel Farage said back in May that 52-48 win for the Remain side in the EU referendum would be "unfinished business".

In an interview with the Mirror the Ukip leader said such a narrow margin would prompt him to fight for a second referendum.

He said: "In a...

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Leave Voter Admits He Voted To 'Stop Muslims Coming Into The UK'

(0) Comments | Posted 25 June 2016 | (10:57)

A Barnsley man has admitted he voted leave in the EU referendum 'to stop Muslims coming into the country'.

Interviewed by Channel 4 News the unidentified man said: "It's all about immigration. It's not about trade or Europe or anything like that, it's all about immigration.

"It's to stop Muslims coming into this country. Simple as that."

Journalist Ciaran Jenkins asks him: "Do you think you voted to leave the EU to stop Muslims coming to the country?"

The man replies: "To stop immigration. The movement of people in Europe, fair enough but not from Africa, Syria, Iraq or anywhere else."

Apparently lost on the gentlemen is the fact that immigration from these countries has nothing to do with the EU.

Unfortunately it's a view shared by others.

 Seventy per cent of Barnsley's voters in the referendum voted to leave.

 A Welsh Muslim brought up in Caerphilly was told to "pack her bags and go home" after the vote.

British Muslims living on the London borough of Tower Hamlets have voiced "unease" and "fear" in post-referendum UK.

Bengali Brit Sajda Khatun told Middle East Eye: "Before I thought Britain leaving the EU was a joke, but when the BBC and other news organisations started talking about it, I was scared for my family."

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Jon Snow Tweet About Young People Post EU Referendum Vote Sums Up Despair Many Feel

(0) Comments | Posted 25 June 2016 | (09:57)

Jon Snow has tweeted a heart-breaking encounter with two young people devastated with the EU referendum result. 

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Second EU Referendum Petition Reaches 3 Million Signatures After Brexit Vote

(0) Comments | Posted 25 June 2016 | (09:24)

UPDATE: 2nd #EURef petition was set up last month by Leave voter who's now very angry.

A petition demanding a change to the law to allow a 2nd referendum has passed 3 million signatures, the biggest of its kind in history.

It states:

EU Referendum...

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EU Referendum Result Celebrated By Far-Right Groups Like Britain First

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (11:57)

Britain has voted to leave the EU and amongst those celebrating, some of the loudest cheers are from far-right groups and individuals.

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EU Referendum Man Voted For Leave And Is Now Regretting It

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (10:09)

A Leave voter has admitted on national television that he didn't think his ballot would matter and is now shocked the UK will now leave the European Union.

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Fox News Reports UK Has Left The UN After EU Referendum Vote

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (09:06)

The EU referendum vote result escalated rather quickly on Friday morning when Fox News reported we'd also left the UN.

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Second EU Referendum Petition Crashes Government Website As Remain Supporters Reject Brexit

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (08:52)

UPDATE: The petition has now passed 800,000 signatures.

A petition for the government to hold a second referendum on Brexit has proved so popular it temporarily crashed the parliament website.

Within just hours of the historic Leave vote, it had already gained 60,000 signatures and counting.

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#notinmyname Trends As People Despair Over EU Referendum Result

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (07:58)

Britain has voted to leave the EU, a decision that has already sent shockwaves around the world and prompted the resignation of David Cameron.

The FTSE 100 fell more than 7% within minutes as markets opened on Friday morning, the pound plummeted to a low...

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Gary Lineker Calls Nigel Farage A 'Dick' Over EU Referendum Result

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (07:27)

Gary Lineker has given a rather succinct summary of the EU referendum results... 

The football legend's tweet...

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Nigel Farage's EU Referendum Victory Speech Slammed For 'Forgetting' Murder Of Jo Cox

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (07:01)

Nigel Farage has claimed Brexit was won "without a single bullet being fired" just days after the murder of Jo Cox.

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EU Referendum Results Prompt Tragically Funny Tweets

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (06:03)

Britain has voted for Brexit.

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Tim Farron Raps John Barnes Tribute On EU Referendum Campaign

(0) Comments | Posted 22 June 2016 | (15:47)

There's a referendum happening tomorrow and it would appear the country is collectively losing its mind.

Already today we've had BoJo kissing a fish, Bobby George saying  and Ukip MEP Steven Woolfe reading a self-penned poem but this, ladies...

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Ukip Hemel Hempstead EU Flyer Is Peak Referendum

(0) Comments | Posted 22 June 2016 | (10:55)

This is a spoof EU referendum flyer... 

And this is a genuine EU referendum flyer published by the Hemel Hempstead branch of Ukip. 

You'd be forgiven if you mistook the two.

The latter reads:

A very important and once in a lifetime opportunity is upon us! On 23rd June 2016 we have a referendum on our membership of the European Union whether to remain or leave. (sic)

As faithful Ukip followers I need not tell you how the branch feels about this subject. We wish to leave and gain our independence back, to govern ourselves as we once were, a proud nation. However we are a small branch and there is still a lot of work to do, helping those people who are undecided to decide and to help give all the facts to those people who wish to remain.

Accompanying the letter is a list of supposed facts to help people decide:

 

Ukip Hemel hempstead have been contacted for...

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