Break-point for Brexit? How UKIP's image of 'hate' set race discourse reeling back decades.
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MORRISON, J. 2016. Break-point for Brexit? How UKIP's image of 'hate' set race discourse reeling back decades. In Jackson, D., Thorsen, E. and Wing, D. (eds.) EU referendum analysis 2016: media, voters and the campaign [online]. Poole: Bournemouth University, Centre for the study of journalism, culture and community, page 66-67. Available from: http://bit.ly/EUReferendumAnalysis2016_Jackson-Thorsen-and-Wring_v1
This article argues that the Grassroots Out "Breaking Point" poster was the crystallisation of a moral panic narrative framed around negative stereotypes of foreigners that had echoes of similarly racialized moral panics of the 1960s and 1970s. The poster sought to conflate European Union economic migrants with refugees and immigrants generally - portraying all of these disparate groups as one and the same, namely an invasive threat to the UK's economy, culture and security.