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.


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