What do Leave voters really think?

“…Tanveer Khan, a taxi driver in Birmingham, told me: ‘I voted Leave to maintain sovereignty. It is about the dignity of the nation.’ Politicians don’t care about ‘common people’, he said, adding that ‘politics has become so stagnant that it stinks’. Hugh McDowell, a pensioner, echoed Khan, saying he wanted ‘control, simple as that. The British parliament should make decisions, and we can kick MPs out if they don’t do what they said they would do.’ Accountability and democracy were also the main issues for Terry Biddulph, managing director of an IT company in Birmingham: ‘I voted out because the EU is undemocratic. This is my principal reason. But in the media this issue is hardly mentioned.’ Sue Shrimpton, a foster carer in West Bromwich, is similarly concerned about a lack of control: ‘I voted out as I feel it’s about time we started to make our own decisions as a nation.’ Phil Harris, a lollipop man in Birmingham, told me, ‘I want us to take power back to our own country, and make our own decisions, not do what Brussels wants us to do. This isn’t about racism; I want my identity back.’

  • pettifog

    what is a “lollipop man”?

  • Spatchcocked

    Zebra crossing eckshually old chap…..ta ra!

  • Spatchcocked

    What they really think is that a stop to all these brown illiterate bastards and their extended families from coming into my country and ruining it has to end…….and when we catch a wrong ‘un misbehaving we want to be able to deport him back to Shiteland without worrying about any European Court preventing us.
    That’s just for starters… much time can you spare?

  • Spatchcocked

    And there’s no sense trying to pretend you care for us or our ways… despise us and only
    intend to live off us and our labour and genius….imagine mulcted by council to provide your likes a life of ease… surpasses any understanding.
    And your criminality with the gaols oversubscribed with your violence perpetrated out of all measure……especially your brutish sexual treatment of our children.
    What kind of men are you to deform an innocent child.
    Fie on you….Enoch was right!

  • Spatchcocked

    Deform an innocent child?
    What a foolish question?
    You deform your OWN children AND your own wives with your misogynistic faith and it’s absurd mediaeval trappings…
    You bring NOTHING for us to garland our good old steady ways and customs.
    You slur and degrade our humanity……

  • Mr. Khan is correct. It’s about sovereignty.

    Why is there a fear of that?

  • Spatchcocked

    Up to a point Lord Copper.

    It’s about WHERE the loss of sovereignty was taking the culture.

    Remember my Lord Steyns remark that culture is downstream from politics.

  • Spatchcocked

    Lower IQ immigrants with detestable habits and beliefs are enervating our culture…..and perforce diminishing our future potential….
    Why is this so hard to understand….it’s like I’m talking to 8 year olds…pace Derb….