A few years ago I would have answered this question with an emphatic no but recently I'm beginning to doubt if I am right about this. Almost every day I read in the newspaper a story about a racist attack, for example, like many people, I was shocked and appalled about the recent story that made headlines of a black university student having to stay in her locked while fellow students shouted racist abuse at her. Then there was the case of Paul Moore who was recently convicted of attempted murder for deliberately driving his car into a Muslim woman and a 12 year old schoolgirl because he thought he was "doing the country a favour" by running over a "p*ki". In the past week 5 Muslim MPs have received letters containing a suspicious powder and the message "Punish A Muslim". A personal experience: as I was leaving Tescos earlier today, I heard a WhatsApp notification on my phone so I stopped briefly in the doorway to move my adjust my bags so I could take the phone out of my pocket. In doing so I blocked the door, so I accept I was in the wrong but I didn't expect someone to push me out the way shouting "move it you f*****g black lemon". This was the second time I experienced racist abuse in the past year and although that may not sound like a lot, I previously hadn't experienced it for about 20 years. I do believe people who previously had latent racist views have been emboldened to express their opinions more openly by the Brexit vote and sadly Britain seems to be a more racist country as a result.