Posted: 24/06/2016 at 18:32
Here in Devon I have seen Vote Leave posters a-plenty, and only one, small Remain poster. Having travelled extensively for the past week or so (Canadian visitors who we conducted hither and thither) I have had a lot of experience of the general feelings in the area.
I have spoken with many. I have listened in (deliberately!) to many a conversation in the market, the coffee shop and the pub. I have not ever heard one person complain about "bloody immigrants". Not one. Not ever. But I have heard a lot about accountability and democracy.
The guarded "socio-economic" profiling is just plain insulting. People of all backgrounds have had their own opinions. Just because some of the most dramatic results were in the Labour heartlands doesn't damn all of them (and any other Leave voters) to working class ignorance and xenophobia.
I'll take my degree certificate and hide it in case anyone thinks I'm thinking above my station, shall I?