Brexit: this was a vote against bigotry, not for it – The people have rebelled against the bigotry of the elites.

What is a bigot? That term is now so overused — to describe everyone from foreigner-hating skinheads to feminist academics who question transgenderism — that we have lost sight of its meaning. It’s now basically a stand-in for ‘unpleasant’, deployed against people we simply don’t like or understand. But bigot has a very specific meaning. It doesn’t mean gruff or un-PC or even ‘worried about immigration’. It means, as the Oxford English Dictionary spells out, ‘intolerance towards those who hold different opinions to oneself’. A bigot is someone who is so ‘obstinately and blindly devoted to his own church, party, belief, or opinion’ that he comes to loathe those of a different church, party, belief or opinion. Which raises a pressing and intriguing question: in Britain’s EU referendum debate, who, really, are the bigots?

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Gordon Brown.

    • Blair, that ass is trying to insinuate himself into things.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        The fucking glimmer twins.

  • Alain

    No, it was above all else a vote against tyranny and a vote for freedom.