The former Labour minister Alan Milburn has flung all his toys out of his pram by resigning from his post as head of the Social Mobility Commission on the grounds that the government is too preoccupied by Brexit to pay any attention to the needs of poor people — despite the fact that, at least in Milburn’s mind, poverty and inequality were the main reason Britain voted to leave the EU. As the Mail reported:
“Mr Milburn said it was striking that 60 of the 65 areas of Britain most in need of better social mobility voted for Brexit. But the Remain campaigner warned the PM: ‘It’s fine to be tough on Brexit but you have to be tough on the causes of Brexit as well.’”
So people voted for Brexit because they were the victims of social injustice. Yet Remainers have told us over and over again that the main reason people voted for Brexit was that they were prejudiced against foreigners. So it seems that Brexit voters were motivated simultaneously by a desire for social justice and by bigotry, one of the greatest of all social injustices! They are at the same time noble victims of a cruelly indifferent world and horrible bigots cruelly indifferent to the rest of the world!