The government may have encouraged the nasty tone, but I need to mention that yesterday there were plenty of people following through to ask when some of us will return "home". Predictably, this was not limited to those with EU connections.
This is so nasty and so ignorant. Do people asking such questions realise what would happen e.g. with the NHS if all immigrant/second generation immigrant health professionals decided to go "home"? Has anyone explained to them that the British economy would probably implode if all immigrants were suddenly made to leave? There is (was?) an Australian teacher in my son's primary, there are non-UK teachers in my other son's secondary - should they all "go home"?
I wonder whether those hoping to remove every single immigrant from the UK are aware that that would probably mean a similar treatment to the British nationals living abroad - or do they assume they should be allowed to stay wherever they are in the world?
I feel really sorry for children from mixed families (whether linked to the EU countries or somewhere else), many of them British citizens, born in the UK. If this sort of "go home" nasty attitude becomes commonplace, they will never feel at home in their own country. The future does not look very bright from where I am looking at it...