Britain’s identity politics
London is an island. Over there, in Little England, each community knows its place and wants others to know theirs
In the lead-up to the referendum about whether the UK should remain in the European Union or leave it, Priti Patel, a minister in David Cameron’s cabinet, played a prominent role in the “leave" campaign. There were photographs of her at a Hindu temple where she appealed to her co-religionists to vote leave. According to a poll conducted by Lord Ashcroft, about 30% of Hindus voted to leave (as did 52% of Sikhs).