Aliens in Britain

As a historian, and fully aware of past British xenophobia – indeed, I’ve written about it – I can’t recall any other British government since the 17th century which had a policy of getting rid, in one way or another, of ‘aliens’ who were currently living in Britain. This is a notable, and worrying, ‘first’ for Theresa May.

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One Response to Aliens in Britain

  1. TJ says:

    Yes, and what makes this racist populism so insidious is that once seen to be legitimised by a government it’s difficult to control, added to which the ‘dog whistle’ effect that accompanies it can be taken by racists to give them the right to behave in an uncivilised and hateful way to foreigners of all kinds, whatever their origins.

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