GettyThe UN has sent an envoy to Britain to probe whether Brexit made the country more racist
Tendayi Achiume is on a 12-day tour of the UK to investigate whether or not the British public’s vote to leave the European Union in June 2016 has “exacerbated discrimination.”
But her visit has already been blasted by former Tory Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith who branded it “pointless.”
He said: “These visits are completely pointless. They are politically motivated, they are inspired by the extreme Left, and the idea is to kick the UK.”
“The Foreign Office always allows these people in, but whatever she produces it will be fit only for the waste bin. I hope her report is brief – it’ll make it easier to dispose of.”iPhone transfer software
But, earlier this year, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable got into hot water after he implied that Brexit supporters were indeed racist.
He told the Liberal Democrat conference in Southport: “I know it’s uncomfortable but the simple truth of the matter is the older generation – my generation – the majority voted Brexit, whereas for the younger generation – I’m talking under 25, but indeed a wider group, voted to remain.
“Too many were driven by a nostalgia for a world where passports were blue, faces were white, and the map was coloured imperial pink.”
Ms Achiume’s probe will look at “Xenophobic discrimination and intolerance aimed at refugees, migrants and even British racial, religious and ethnic minorities.”
GettyTendayi Achiume is on a 12-day tour of the