Boris Johnson's anti-semitism has normalised the foulest sentiments from previously timid racists. These idiots see Johnson unveiling a statue of a lady who thought that Hitler had the right idea about the jews and it emboldens them. These scummy elements read Johnson's novel which contains the foulest attacks on a jewish character and feel emboldened to be more open about their racism. Only one party leader in this country has ever attacked religious dress remember, and it was Johnson. That's what Gary Neville meant, he was saying when so much of the election campaign concentrated on Boris Johnson's foul racism it meant that previously suppressed sentiments bubbled to the surface. We know it happened because racist attacks rose sharply after Johnson wrote that poisonous piece, up 375% in a week. Just think about that for a minute. Because of our PM innocent people were attacked in the street by racists. Because of Boris Johnson.
Neville was spot on. Racism is on the rise and it's foolish to pretend it's a problem confined to or inspired by football.