September 20, 2019
More than half of Britain’s black and minority ethnic voters think a no-deal Brexit would worsen race relations in the UK, a new poll has found.
No-Deal Brexit Would Worsen Race Relations, More Than Half Of Bame Brits Say
The survey commissioned by the anti-racist Hope Not Hate campaign also found that more than two-thirds of Bame Britons (68%) are concerned that Brexit is feeding prejudice and division, with one-third having experienced or witnessed violence or threats of violence in the past year.
Although Brexit campaigners have long maintained that it’s unfair to taint Leave supporters as racist, the poll suggests that the UK’s minority populations are still very concerned about the rhetoric surrounding immigration and impact of a disorderly exit from the EU.
In the first survey of its kind, a large majority of those polled – 57% – believe that a no-deal Brexit would be bad for Britain, with only 16% thinking it would be good for Britain and 16% thinking it will make no difference.
While 52% of Bame people think that a no-deal Brexit would worsen race relations, some 53% think leaving the EU without a deal will empower people to make more negative comments about immigration in public.
Some 38% think there will be growing tension between communities, 34% think that violence or threats of violence would increase and 32% think a no deal would lead to a surge in support for the far right.
Last year, the Home Office said there had been “spikes in hate crime following certain events such as the EU referendum and the terrorist attacks in 2017”, although many Leave campaigners hotly dispute the causes of the rise.Related... Britain's Ethnic Minorities Are Fearful Of A No-Deal Brexit – They Should Not Be Dismissed The Hope Not Hate survey also found high levels of racism experienced by ethnic minorities in Britain today.
As well as a third of Bame Britons saying they had witnessed or experienced violence or threats of violence in the last year, half had been exposed to racism on social media.
People from a Pakistani background were most likely to have seen or experienced racism in all forms – 73% on social media, 68% comments in public and 34% exposed to violence or threats of violence.
There were also large regional variations, with twice as many Bame people in the West Midlands (84%) having seen or experienced racist comments being made in public compared with London (42%).
Mixed-race people (46%) and Black/African/Caribbean people (33%) in Britain are the most likely to fear the impact of a no-deal Brexit on race relations in Britain.
Even Bame voters who had supported Leave have concerns about the race impacts, the polling found.
Bame Leave voters are evenly split on the effects of a no deal Brexit: 40% think it would be bad for Britain, and 39% think it will be good. Some 34% think it will worsen race relations, and the same number think it will improve them.
The polling also showed Bame Britons had little faith in Boris Johnson to deliver a Brexit that would be good for them.
More than four times as many Bame people (22%) are not confident that Johnson will make life better for people like them as confident that he will (just 5%).
Bame people are most likely to describe Johnson as a buffoon (42%), untrustworthy (32%), self-serving (30%) or irresponsible (28%).
Writing for HuffPost UK, Rosie Carter, senior policy researcher for Hope Not Hate, said: “The Brexit referendum in 2016 marked a distinct moment in Britain’s multicultural history. The Leave campaigns supercharged emotions around immigration and integration that had been building over the preceding years.
“It’s rare in the political world for Britain’s ethnic minorities to be asked directly about how they think the big issues of the day will effect them.. In the current febrile political climate it is more important than ever to hear how Bame people felt about their lives and prospects. 
“Our polling has exposed the scale of fears and concerns amongst our Bame communities and government, devolved and local authorities need to respond seriously and take action that moves beyond tokenism and takes on hate crime in our streets, in the press and online.”
 
* The survey of 992 Bame people was conducted using an online interview administered by Focaldata between 26 and 28 August. It has been weighted to be nationally representative. 
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Billie Eilish Slams "All Lives Matter" & Addresses "White Privilege" | E! News
May 30, 2020
rrvHlSBQ3EM
Beyonce Speaks Out About George Floyd's Death: "We're Broken and Disgusted" | E! News
May 30, 2020
D815CEkJBTc
2020 Celebrity Summer Transformations: Miley Cyrus, Cardi B & More | E! News
May 30, 2020
DHJQkb8fJRs
Kylie Jenner faked her way to billionaire status, Forbes says | Page Six Celebrity News
May 29, 2020
BCSYS0HFHG0
Zonnique, daughter of Tiny Harris, shows off Atlanta home music studio | Page Six Celebrity News
May 29, 2020
kxKFasdVQKE
Wanda Sykes and Scott Baio at war over Joe Biden’s ‘ain’t black’ remarks | Page Six Celebrity News
May 28, 2020
u3TYzRbpRdk
Machine Gun Kelly Hits L.A. Streets to Protest George Floyd Death | TMZ
May 30, 2020
EX4Gs53msXI
Luxury Stores in L.A. Board Up Boutiques, Anticipate Looting | TMZ
May 30, 2020
FZqAIgK_NdM
Atlanta Cop Bodyslams Protester at Lenox Square Mall | TMZ
May 30, 2020
8neGZ3_Wp0w
Hasan Minhaj, Kumail Nanjiani, Lulu Wang, Jon M. Chu, Ally Maki Join #Represent: Success Stories
May 30, 2020
wuCMpiZ5t6U
'Ramy' Creator Ramy Youssef on Season 2, Working With Mahershala Ali
May 29, 2020
TZk6RXM2OiI
Chris Evans Talks 'Defending Jacob' Season Finale
May 29, 2020
EJkYstFrquo
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
08
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Inter Milan
08
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Manchester City
08
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Everton
08
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Betis - Real Madrid
08
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Genoa
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Burnley - Tottenham Hotspur
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - West Ham United
07
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Real Sociedad
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Bournemouth
07
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Sevilla
01
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Madrid - Barcelona
01
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Manchester United
01
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur - Wolves
01
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Espanyol - Atletico Madrid
01
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
Cagliari - Roma
29
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Watford - Liverpool
29
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Torino
29
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Bournemouth - Chelsea
24
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - West Ham United
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Everton
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Watford
23
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Lecce
23
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Villarreal
22
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Real Madrid
22
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Fiorentina - AC Milan
22
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Manchester City
22
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Spal - Juventus
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo kQr0XHPbICM 5NeCb7JxaRk
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.