Early Day Motion on Xenophobia and Political Discourse

An Early Day Motion was tabled on 27 June 2016 stating that ‘this House recognises the hugely positive contribution made by nationals of other countries, including other EU countries, to the UK’s economy, society, communities and families; condemns the xenophobia, racism and hostility that many are encountering; believes that political discourse and rhetoric both during, and for many years prior to, the EU referendum has been a factor in legitimising and emboldening such xenophobia; calls on political parties to work together to combat xenophobia in all possible ways; and further calls for migration policy and debates to be based on evidence and honesty, rather than political expediency’.

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