This is the behaviour the #EUref has encouraged

160622 Yvette Cooper threat tweet
Coming shortly after a female Labour MP was shot and killed, apparently over her support of the ‘Remain’ campaign in the EU referendum, this Tweet ranks as something much worse than simply bad taste, I think.

But it is just one example of the kind of sentiment that has been stirred up by the ‘Leave’ campaign. People seem to think it is all right to make such comments now.

It isn’t.

Female MPs receive any number of abusive messages all the time, none of which are in any way reasonable things to say. Some people have been prosecuted for them.

This Mr Creighton should be among them.


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10 thoughts on “This is the behaviour the #EUref has encouraged

  1. David Woods

    Not best taste or timed but just how do we stop being bombarded with junk mail!
    For several weeks with both snail and email posts same garbage :- Could/might/maybe’s from both sides with absolutely no details – How many millions have been spent on this disinformation flood!

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      It’s a shame you can’t see the sense that is as inherent in the other posts as in these.
      Still, at least you’re starting to get better.

  2. Jenny Hambidge

    This is not disinformation; this tweet is a vicious threat to life! After tomorrow we will not necessarily be any clearer, as Parliament has the final say as to whether we stay in or out of EU. Correct me if I’m wrong !

  3. Anon

    Sometimes you have to stand back and think “who benefits from this”, what is the agenda here.
    In this case it seems that the remain camp benefits, as it shows the leave camp, yet again as monsters.

    I was a remain voter, but have now switched after the appalling exploitation of Ms Cox it is absolutely disgusting that remain voters banded the word Nazi to every leave voter and jumped upon every band wagon to demonize ordinary people that just wanted to leave, I for one do not want to associate with vultures and tyrants.

    I for one cannot wait for this circus to end.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      What if the ‘Leave’ camp ARE behaving like monsters, though?
      The evidence shows that they are.
      ‘Remain’ voters didn’t suggest that every ‘Leave’ voter was a Nazi – that’s a plain lie.
      I don’t think you are a ‘Remain’ voter who changed your mind over this behaviour; I think you just want us to believe that.
      People don’t (or shouldn’t) change their minds about a subject like the EU, just because they don’t like the way people have behaved over a side-issue.

    2. John

      Don’t you mean ” “some” remain voters banded the word Nazi….. “. You appear to be doing the “one muslim is a terrorist, so they all are” kind of act.
      Personally (and I could be wrong on this), all I ever seem to have heard from Farage is the immigrants line “control our borders”, and I think that might be where some of the hatred has come from?

  4. Thomas

    I think of most MPs as hugely greedy, but death threats are unacceptable. Hopefully he’ll do a month or two in prison to think about what to say publically on the Internet.

  5. David

    Almost as bad is the tweet from a Yorkshire Councillor, commenting on donating to a fund in memory of Jo Cox: “I have donated the steam from my piss to this.” Donation given by tory councillor Dominic Peacock. He withdrew the tweet once things became a bit hot for him.

  6. John

    Personally I reckon “Mr Creighton” doesn’t exist, because who, in their right mind (yes, I know, I know, there are some incredible thick and stupid people about), would post a tweet like that, and use their real name?
    I’ve seen a few nasty tweets myself, not death threats, just nasty stuff.

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