Prominent Brexit supporters including the Conservative leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, have been sent death threats by an anonymous source who signed off as “the real 48%”.
Four letters that appear to have been sent by a remain supporter were reported to police on Monday. Six leave donors received correspondence last week.
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Leadsom accused the sender of being a coward for failing to include their name on the note, and described the act as “pretty despicable”.
The letter said: “If you attempt to take away part of someone’s identity, there are consequences. We have watched as you have led us to the edge of the abyss. We will watch no longer. You have taken lives on our side. Now we will take lives on yours. We are coming for you.”
Where the return address would normally be displayed, the sender wrote: “We were born in Britain, we live in the UK, we are European.”
The Conservative party chairman, Brandon Lewis, called it “reprehensible behaviour”.
Earlier letters to donors were revealed by the and read: “You have stoked the fires of Brexit and led us to this moment. You can no longer be tolerated. We are coming for you. We are going to kill you.”
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