See for yourself:
Mainstream news organisations have spent the weekend attending English Defence League and far-right rallies in order to try and portray Brexit voters as racists. Channel 4’s “coverage” of the subject almost exclusively uses images from nationalist rallies to represent the pro-Leave camp.
And the Mirror – a hard-left news outlet which helped found the aggressive, foreign-funded ‘Hope Not Hate’ group – has a headline that claims Brexit has ‘let [an] evil genie out of bottle’.
But Brexiteers are also on the receiving end of much abuse, and Breitbart London can reveal exclusive reports from Leave voters and campaigners that show they are subject to ageist, racist, and politically motivated abuse. Breitbart London has chosen to anonymise the victims for their protection.
One Twitter user reported receiving messages that say, “The older gen are pricks who hate the young. But you’ll die soon!” as well as “I wish death upon you and your children”. The abuse continued: “I hope you die of an aggressive cancer”.
The report is similar to that of a sign held up at an anti-Brexit rally in East London last week that read: “Old white people, please die”.
I love the idea that the Daily Mirror is “hard-left”, and never knew Hope Not Hate was foreign-funded – if true, that’s another reason to thank foreigners for something good in the UK.
And it would be interesting to fact-check whether Channel 4’s coverage – or “coverage” – is as one-sided as is claimed.
But the article raises an important point.
Any abuse of other people, whether following on from the referendum or not, is at best damned rude, at worst a serious crime.
Everybody is entitled to their opinion. They are not entitled to act on it in a way that is harmful to others.
I know Vox Political readers are far to considerate for their fellow human beings to follow such bestial courses of action.
If you know somebody who does, report them to the authorities. Crimestoppers is on 0800 555 111.
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