So it’s official. Britain is leaving the EU and as a nation has officially given its blessing to the rampant nationalism that has been plaguing the continent for the last few years.
Though there has been a lot of chat in regards to the motivations of Leave voters I can’t help but believe that it goes little beyond the pathetic and unrealistic desire to restore Britain to its former imperial glory. Remember when colonialism was all the rage and slavery was cool? Yep, that’s the “Great” Britain I remember too. Of course along with that came incalculable wealth and world dominance but at what price? War, rape and pillaging I believe were key factors in maintaining that position.
Well, I’m probably getting ahead of myself, I mean it is 2016 after all; now it’s all about small-scale hate crimes and subtle racism.
Now that I’ve got my initial rant out of the way, I’d just like to give a little context to my outburst. I was born in Germany to German parents but moved to the UK when I was the tender age of five. My mum basically won the lottery of employment opportunities and secured a