Those angry Remainers who shout they want their country to reflect their own ideals (it’s strange how for Brexiteers it’s always ‘We want our country back’, while for remainers it’s ‘I want my country back’) they’ll have to learn a lesson that a country is something shared with people of different values with whom one must compromise.
For the angry Brexiteers the message will have to be reiterated that this is not a vote against foreigners, and in no way is it a carte blanche to act on your worst instincts. There will no doubt be great bitterness for the one-third of Leavers who voted on the grounds of immigration, and much blame must be placed with the Vote Leave campaign, which made promises on immigration I believe we cannot deliver without wrecking the economy. Overall I wasn’t impressed with the way they won their vote, but if their leaders now fail to own Brexit, and cause a recession that will cost people their jobs, I warn them that they will be the most hated people in modern British history. As John Hume once said, you can’t eat a flag.