A screaming and shouting minority that exist on the outer points of left and right drown out any opinions of a majority who exist somewhere more in-between.
There a fairer outlook on life resides, where people understand that issues such as poverty, homelessness, violence, racism, prejudice, addiction, disparity and deprivation don’t belong to those suffering them, but are societal issues that require the understanding and efforts of us all.
Generational poverty has led to a lack of education, apathy and a lack of real social engagement, anger and a seething hatred which has been looking for a home.
Hate is undoubtedly on the rise. Sadly that hatred is often aimed at their neighbours who may not be seen as being as British as them; there’s this weird faux-patriotic, antiforeign vitriol spouted seemingly everywhere (far from discouraged by our government when given the chance) without any accountability.
I refer to it as faux-patriotism as surely it’s impossible to be proud of being British in the situations these people find themselves in, desperate and destitute with little to no opportunity, and aspiration a thing of the past.
The sad thing here is the obvious commonality between the two neighbours that exists with far more parallels to be traced between their lives than between their white upperclass counterparts; it’s beyond me how anger has been leveraged to gain support of people now rallying behind politicians and parties who have never supported and will never support their needs.