As the referendum restarts, we’ll see what’s been learnt

Fear and loathing in Great Britain

19_june_2016

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,469

Sunday 19 June 2016.

Dear Mr Cameron,

Whatever comes of the referendum, we need to take a long hard look at ourselves and what we have become.

If we allow the fear mongers and peddlers of prejudice and hate to succeed, we will be surrendering to becoming less than human, less than what we are as creatures born and less than any potential that is innate in us.

Hugh Laurie posted a very poignant Tweet on Twitter yesterday, “I hate this referendum, for turning a question of unfathomable complexity into Lord of the Flies.” For the record, Laurie’s use of ‘hate’ means profound disgust or revulsion, not raging, murderous, intent delivered from the barrel of a gun.

The worst of it is that the vitriol, anger and hate has been manufactured by those who have nothing but ill will towards Britain…

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