Ave_IT wrote: It's more than that though.........Much more than just rich, xenophobic idiots.......... It is a hardline right wing dream to turn the UK into the Singapore of Europe. A low tax, low wage, totally deregulated economy that isn't burdened with things like workers rights, human rights, animal rights, any 'rights', minimum wage, contracts of employment, environmental laws etc. etc....
Zackly. This is what so many people completely fail to grasp when they slavishly repeat the words of the wealthy politicians, business people and newspaper proprietors who bang on about small government, cutting through all the red tape, deregulating, freeing ourselves from the yoke of those beastly Brussels bureaucrats, and so on.
It's all that "red tape" that protects us (at least to a degree) from the utter toe-rags of this world who will do anything it takes to maximise their own power and profits and who care not a jot for the damage and suffering they inflict while they're at it. The only thing keeping them in check - at least for now - is those pesky regulations.
Even the less toe-raggishly inclined can be tempted to cut corners at the best of times, and if those corners are legally removed, and that mentality passes right through all the supply chains (as it inevitably will because those who maintain their own high standards won't be competitive) what you're left with is a seriously degraded and damaged country and citizenry.