It's so ubiquitous, that far from being"un-British" I'd say it's almost a kind of British tradition. Every black or Asian or Eastern European person has heard it at some point in their lives here. The first time I heard it, I was FIVE. Go back to where you came from. /2— Dr Nazneen Ahmed (@nazneen372) July 16, 2019
Johnson, consigning the language to being something from "decades ago", no better. The is the lived everyday reality NOW for so many in the UK. The hypocrisy of their smug superiority, even as they refuse to stand with their BAME citizens and call it out as the RACISM it is. /4— Dr Nazneen Ahmed (@nazneen372) July 16, 2019
People often try to reassure me that things are improving in terms of race relations. But the fact that now it is more politically dangerous to call discourse out as being racist, than actually BE racist, makes me really angry and fearful for the state of things in our world. /5— Dr Nazneen Ahmed (@nazneen372) July 16, 2019
I was on the bus and a man starting quizzing me on my ethnicity, my nationality and what languages I spoke
It’s usually men in vans – perhaps the safety of the vehicle means they don’t have to really think about what they’re doing.