DO you secretly regret your former zeal for kicking out all foreigners because you like petrol and ham? Here’s how to admit it without losing face:
Blame young people today
Before admitting maybe immigration was a good idea, pick a new scapegoat. Take out your irrational anger on the young people of Britain who think they’re too fancy to do an honest day’s work slaughtering pigs in an abattoir, as if you haven’t worked in an office your whole life.
Fundamentally misunderstand supply chains
‘Why can’t farmers butcher pigs themselves and sell them to the village shop?’ you ask, with vague memories of Charlotte’s Web. Because it’s not the 18th century and meat production has complex supply chains and safety checks. Once this has been carefully explained to you several times, still deny it.
Get in a pickle about wages
Raising the minimum wage sounds like socialism, and yet wage rises could be the only way to persuade people to kill pigs, pick raspberries and sleep in trucks in laybys on the A50. Is it better to allow foreigners in or pay Brits you consider beneath you more? Tricky. Is there any way we could achieve the same result by cutting benefits?
Wonder whether it was all worth it
Brexit was all you believed in for a decade, ever since you were seduced by Nigel Farage, but it does seem to be turning into something of a shitshow. Begin to entertain the notion that maybe immigration has some benefits, but don’t admit it out loud to anyone. They might take your blue passport away.
Consider a Christmas without pigs in blankets
When it comes down to it, the most important thing in life is pork products wrapped in other pork products at a particular time of year. All the immigrants can come back if they can give you petrol, meat and someone to make xenophobic comments about again.