Baroness Warsi blasts ‘hate and xenophobia’ of Brexit campaigners as she switches to Remain

Baroness Warsi. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Baroness Warsi. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire - Credit: PA

A senior Conservative has switched from supporting Leave to Remain, accusing some Brexit campaigners of spreading 'hate and xenophobia'.

Baroness Warsi, a former Foreign Office minister, said the final straw was a Ukip poster showing migrants queuing up to get into Europe under the slogan 'Breaking Point'.

Lady Warsi told The Times: 'That 'breaking point' poster really was - for me - the breaking point to say, 'I can't go on supporting this'.

'Are we prepared to tell lies, to spread hate and xenophobia just to win a campaign? For me that's a step too far.'

Lady Warsi resigned from the Government in 2014, saying she could not support its position on the conflict in Gaza.

You may also want to watch:

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter