What drives me mad is that people (and I include a lot my friends in this) that seem to hold EU freedom of movement so dear as an essential tenet of ‘not-being-racist’ don’t really believe in open borders at all.
If you suggested that we applied the same immigration rules to the rest of the world they think you’re bonkers. So essentially, freedom of movement for Europeans, sure. African’s and South-east Asians? Not so much.
Hmmm, I’m sure there’s a term for that kind of prejudice…
Just one of the many internal contradictions people seem to hold when they don’t try and look at the system as a whole.
Do you get any feedback as an author on how widely your articles have been read? It would be great if they’re starting to reach a wider audience.
I try my best to get as many of my friends as possible to read your pieces here as to me they contain more sense than a thousand Guardian articles that get shared everyday, but I’m never sure who I’m getting to listen.