A few days before the UK’s EU referendum, I travelled up to Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire. I wanted to visit a friend who had been detained there for five months. She came from a working-class family in southern China, and was a language student here until earlier this year. But under home secretary Theresa
Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, to London’s Chinatown, the UK’s vote to leave the EU feels threatening, divisive, and poisonous for Britain’s ethnic minority and migrant communities.