The Brexit debate and referendum results obfuscated many real issues.
Was this a clash of political egos gone awry, a manifestation of the disconnect between the political elite and the electorate, a consequence of Islamophobia, a spasmic reaction by some Britons not yet reconciled with an Empire that’s no more, a genuine disillusionment with the EU project, or the unfortunate outcome a campaign rife with misinformation and lies?
Perhaps it’s all of the above in various doses.
What is certain, however, is that in the midst scapegoating, the contribution of immigrants is often being overlooked and sidelined.
Over the course of the next few days, I’ll highlight successful British business set up by first and second generation immigrants to the UK.
This is more than just food for thought. It’s a reminder of the constant injection of new blood into the UK polity that keeps it vibrant, innovative, dynamic and prosperous.
You might be surprised by what you glean here.