There is no denying that this will be a vote between those who want Brexit and those that do not.

In 2016 the referendum vote led to a great deal of polarisation between communities and three years on nothing it seems has changed.

Whilst many Brexit voters will speak about their knowledge of the complexities of the European Union and all it entails we know the majority are not voting along those lines.

Let us be completely honest about this - the primary reason that people voted to leave the EU in 2016 had to do with their ill-informed belief that it would help to make the UK borders more secure. The idea was that we as a nation would be able to limit the number of people coming into this country.

We would in effect be making ‘Britain great again.' I overheard several people, who I would never regard as prejudiced in their political opinions talking of the need to stop ‘freeloaders from another country taking up our NHS services’ or stopping ‘Asians using the council services.'

The problem was that this all got misunderstood in this haze of false promises and narratives. This was not about keeping white Europeans out. It was about keeping migrants from these shores and those from south Asian and African countries somehow bore the brunt of these ignorant views.

Buoyed by a majority right-wing media we can expect the whole process to be repeated albeit this time within a condensed five-week time frame in the run-up to Christmas.

So, what can we expect? We will have constant attacks on anyone who speaks out against Brexit and politicians using inflammatory language. Now, I can clearly hear some of you saying this is very pessimistic and politicians are likely to rise above such behaviour.

But in the present political climate only one thing is selling…closet bigotry. The only way to make a good case for Brexit and encourage people to go out and vote is to take advantage of people’s deep seated prejudice towards others.

By voting for one party over another you are helping to keep your country great.

And then we have the second conundrum. What many Asians in this country struggle to understand is why any other Asian would want to support Brexit.

So, when we see Asians championing Brexit and all its supposed benefits we are a little confused.

When Priti Patel stood up at the Conservative Party Conference and told of stricter borders it was probably the most confusing time to be a British Asian in this country. What had become of us? We have someone who is a descendent of an immigrant being cheered for keeping other immigrants out.

The next few weeks will be all about taking sides.

The fact is that Brexit itself is associated with racism and bigotry and we now have to look forward to an election campaign based around it.