Lord Mandelson: Brextremists Are "Nationalists" Who "Hate Foreigners", Not Patriots

30 July 2018, 10:58 | Updated: 30 July 2018, 11:13

The Labour peer says that "Brextremists" are not patriotic, but rather "nationalists" who "hate other countries and hate foreigners".

Lord Mandelson, a former trade commissioner in Brussels, told James O'Brien that it is important not to confuse nationalism with patriotism.

The Labour peer, and Remainer, said: "Patriotism is love of your country. Nationalism, on the other hand, is a hatred of foreigners - and that's what they are.

"These Brextremists are nationalists in the sense that they hate other countries, and they hate foreigners.

"And that is, in my view, what motivates them and drives their behaviour."

James O'Brien
Lord Mandelson tells James O'Brien it's important to not confuse patriotism with nationalism. Picture: LBC / PA