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[Perspectives] Dignity in the face of suffering

Three strong images jostled for places in my mind at the end of last month. The first was the anti-European Union (EU) poster released by British UKIP politician, Nigel Farage, as part of his campaign to frighten people into voting for the UK to leave the EU, Brexit. It showed a long queue of migrants with the title “Breaking Point”. It was shameful in its implied racism—the migrants were non-white. It was also disgraceful in its dishonesty: it implied that a vote to remain in the EU would have non-white people streaming into Britain.