The dictionary definition of Bigot is
a person who is intolerant towards those holding different opinions
Bigotry certainly drove a number of leave voters in the EU referendum last June in the way they voted.
A front page by the arch-remain newspaper, the New European, last week really brought into focus that bigots and bigotry is not purely the domain of a small minority of leave supporters – though many on the remain side would have you believe all leave supporters should be painted with this brush. This front page splash really emphasises that bigotry is alive and well among those who believe themselves to be liberal – in actual fact you are as far from the definition of liberal as you could possibly be.
There are a minority of remain supporters who are totally intolerant of the view of anyone who voted leave. I’ve encountered a small number of them among the membership of the Liberal Democrats. I’m pretty intolerant of anyone who voted leave for the reason of repatriating immigrants, and I’m not naive enough to think this wasn’t a driving force for a small proportion of the leave vote. However I voted leave for completely different reasons and I know many other people who voted leave who haven’t got a racist or xenophobic bone in their body. To categorise us all as racist, xenophobic insular simpletons is not only incredibly insulting but totally untrue. You are the bigots not us.