Jelena Verdina, a teacher who moved to Britain from Latvia 14 years ago, said a customer recently stormed into a coffee shop in the city, where she is in a senior position, and “shouted at me ‘you are going to **** off from this country’.”
She said: “I don’t believe he was from St Albans, I think he was part of the group of people here campaigning to leave the EU.
“Our customers were great as they told him to leave the shop otherwise they would chuck him out.
“I have never been on benefits, and I have paid so much money in tax – I have a house here because this is where I live. Staff were coming to me, asking ‘what will happen to us?’”
“After the result, we had three different customers coming in, to say they love us. It is nice to be in an area where people are very supportive of each other.
“But some staff are very upset, as they don’t know about their future status.”
Spate of racist outbursts reported in St Albans after EU referendum
A London restaurateur reported rejecting an online dinner reservation due to the added request: “Do not send a European to my table, I want a British waiter.” He’s mistaken if he thinks our restaurant industry isn’t propped up by Europeans.
Who is going to manage the expectations of our newly emboldened racists when their white future doesn’t arrive?
– The recent appearance of stickers on lamp posts in the Overslade/Rokeby area saying ‘Kill a Muslim’ and ‘Kill a n****r’. Mr McLaren saw on Saturday a hand written sticker on a lamp post on Dunchurch Road, right opposite the entrance to Overslade Lane, stating ‘Kill all Migrants’.
– Handwritten stickers on a lamp post by the park nearby in Southbrook Road, most of which had been wiped out by the rain, but with a still visible notice saying ‘Kill Scum’. He said they can only guess who was being called ‘scum’. – Small printed stickers in Lytham Road and on nearby Bilton Road saying ‘Immigrants Out’ and ‘Immigrants not welcome’. Mr McLaren said TUSC was told these have only appeared since June 23.
He added: “To put this into context, a Spanish born TUSC supporter who lives and work in Rugby, and wishes to remain anonymous, has told one of our members that, for the first time in the 12 years she has lived here, she has been made to feel unwelcome. Despite saying to her ‘We don’t mean you of course,’ she now feels scared about the future – and she puts this anti-immigrant sentiment down to those who voted to Leave the EU
“There was also a report on Sky News last week that a Romanian woman who has lived in Rugby for 13 years received racist abuse on her Facebook page the day after Brexit, saying she wasn’t welcome here. She said she had not experienced anything like this before the referendum
Rugby seeing rise in racist incidents since referendum
An Indian restaurant owner was flooded with racist abuse following the EU referendum result and told to ‘go back to your own country’, despite being born in Britain.
Indian restaurant owner finds racist abuse written on his menus
Ashfield’s only black councillor told how she suffered vile racial abuse as she canvassed during the EU referendum.
Councillor suffered vile racist abuse during Brexit referendum
Around 63 per cent of doctors said they had faced racial abuse as white British doctors said they face racism too.
More than half of GPs have experienced racist incidents since referendum
Unaccompanied migrant children are being systematically let down by the EU and its member states including the UK, says a House of Lords report published today.
Unaccompanied migrant children let down by EU and left in squalid conditions