The dust has not settled yet and we have already lost the UK Prime Minister with the leader of the Labour party Jeremy Corbyn likely to follow in coming weeks. The results have rightly been described as historical and seismic.
The Telegraph reports that Boris Johnson as a glorious opportunity for the UK and it is certainly this. Yet 48% wanted to remain in the UK. England 53% to LEAVE and 47% to REMAIN with a turnout of 73%. In England only London voted to remain. What this shows
is that there is now a clear divide between Greater London and the rest of England. For me this illustrates the elephant in the room – London’s demographics and how its changing nature has put it at odds with the rest of England.
English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is going unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss.
With only 45% of Londoners self identifying themselves as white British and the impact this has on how London votes has to be explored yet I doubt anyone will want to visit this elephant in the room. Yet if we look at the Brexit results how England voted must have a relationship to its demographics.
During the London mayoral campaign Charles Moore discussing Sadiq Khan’s and the demographics of his support base. I have maintained before that Khan was elected Mayor of London because of the Muslim vote. Moore discusses this in his article: Sadiq Khan does the sums over Muslim votes and this should lead us to ask the question why London is at odds with the rest of England? 59.9% for REMAIN and 40.1% for LEAVE. Will anyone dare to explore the correlation between London’s demographics and the way it voted? I doubt it.
Originally posted 2016-06-24 14:23:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter