In June 2016, the United Kingdom voted on whether or not to remain a part of the European Union. It was an ugly, divisive and, in many parts, racist campaign. Immigrants were made scapegoats for the financial failings and radical right wing acts of the Conservative government.
The result was the UK voting to leave the EU, unleashing unprecedented political and financial turmoil throughout the country, as well as a wave of racist incidents. Scotland, however, voted to remain in the EU.