… To turn up to tomorrow’s immergency meeting about EU citizens staying in this country.
This is what I wrote:
Many EU citizens are the backbone of our NHS, they hold our country together and have built families and full lives here. Please attend tomorrow’s vote and vote to allow our European friends, families and colleagues to stay in the UK.
I am one of them even though I do not work for the NHS. I am scared for this country since the result of the referendum is out because the propaganda the leave campaign has used has given those here in the UK and all over Europe in fact, who are angry and feel neglected a huge boost to let their anger, frustration and fear out their chosen scapegoat: us immigrants.
I have spoken to many elderly German citizens about Nazi Germany and how it was then. The impression I got from their recounts were that “normal” German citizens only wanted a roof over their head, a job, get the power back from an international political organisation to their country and make it great again. Does that sound somehow familiar?
None of them wanted concentration camps or another war but their silent approval of Hitlers lies empowered him and his followers to do their dirty work.
Hate crimes have risen 5 times since the result of the referendum, a co-worker of my husband who is from Eastern Europe here in Norwich has already been told to go home and a pro-Eu politician has been killed. And extremist organisations thrive in this climate of uncertainty and animosity to ones neighbours.
If you decide not to attend tomorrows meeting you are one of those who silently approve of racism in this country. Because not speaking up gives those who still believe in racism another boost.
I am sure this is not the sort of country the UK soldiers in WWII fought for.
Kind regards Bee Halton
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