Perhaps worse. The media is virtually all right wing and they have had a 20 year campaign of blaming immigrants for all the woes of the country. The leave campaign put out a lot of misleading and false information. Regarding remain, I think it is generally accepted that they were complacent as they thought the vote would go their way. As a result the information put out was somewhat lack-lustre. The referendum was not legally binding, however, David Cameron, who put party before country, thought people would vote to remain, so said he would honour the result. A lot of people voted leave to improved their lives based on what they believed will happen. Unfortunately, so so many, they will not be getting what they want. Here's a sample of one misplace belief:crfriend wrote:I use the USA here as an example simply because it's what I'm familiar with, not because of any redeeming virtue of the place or its system of government. I suspect that the "Brexit" vote was carried out along similar lines with massive dis-information being spewed by both sides.
If we don't find a way around this problem then the Western World headed for one Hell of a mess.
Probably he worst deceit, imho, is the Tory mantra of "Take back control of our Laws and out Borders".... the idea that Brussels is making the majority of our laws is a gigantic exaggeration for a good many reasons. "For instance, the House of Commons Library concluded that ‘6.8% of primary legislation (Statutes) and 14.1% of secondary legislation (Statutory Instruments) had a role in implementing EU obligations’, whereas the campaign group Business for Britain claims that the true number is 64.7%." but even that is not the whole picture as some laws we already had. Furthermore, many of the laws we have adopted strengthen workers rights, so why would the general public not want those? It is virtually a guarantee that some of these will be repealed when we leave so people will find their working conditions deteriorating, not improving. That was not on the leave campaign posters!
When it comes to the borders the only ones we will be "taking back control" of are those with EU countries. Although less workers will be coming from EU countries, few people are mentioning that immigration will increase from non-European countries. The NHS has already been told to increase recruitment of nurses from developing countries, for instance. No mention of that by the xenophobic Theresa May that has deported, and tried to deport, so many that are entitle to be here. Look at Windrush, for example.