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How foreigners became the convenient scapegoat of the referendum campaign

Barker, Rodney (2016) How foreigners became the convenient scapegoat of the referendum campaign. British Politics and Policy at LSE (24 Jun 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The Brexit campaign was never really about the EU or even immigration. It was about foreigners. Foreigners became a scapegoat for all the things that are not working properly – including in the NHS and in schools. But the government could not have confronted this use of xenophobia, writes Rodney Barker. Doing so would be to admit that these failures were not because of immigration but because of its own policies.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 10:05
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 10:05
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71332

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