This whole disgustingly nativist effort by the Brexiters to portray EU citizens as the enemy is succeeding very well. I have left the UK because of it. Global Britain my arse. It will take the country decades to recover from this vile xenophobia.
Predictable, grim, depressing. Targetting of East European diasporas by UK politicians and media leads to school bullying. Not just deeply immoral, but since many diasporas come from EU states that can veto EU agreements it is an act of British self-harm
#ChildrensMentalHealthWeek "77% of [Eastern European] pupils surveyed [...]suffered racism, xenophobia or bullying, though such approaches were often disguised as banter. [...]49% said the attacks had become more frequent since the EU referendum in 2016."
My kids have suffered xenophobe abuse. Luckily their school has stamped it out straight away and protected them. Some are not as lucky. “Xenophobic bullying souring lives of eastern European pupils in UK”
Xenophobic bullying souring lives of eastern EU pupils in UK “a group followed me around chanting ‘Ukip’ & that I should f**k off back to my country.” Another “My teacher would say ‘give it up for Poliski boy’ and they’ll all laugh. I’m used to it now.”
Xenophobic bullying souring lives of eastern European pupils in UK - this is on you, #brexiters, besmirching the heart of UK society
Xenophobic bullying souring lives of eastern European pupils in UK - Glad to see this important research by my colleague is getting media coverage.
Xenophobic bullying souring lives of East European pupils in UK
I've lived my entire adult and some of my adolescent life in foreign countries. I've had all the privileges of an affluent, white, cis male. The only country where I ever experienced openly xenophobic treatment was the UK (high school & university).