Immigrants abused after ‘divisive, xenophobic Leave campaign’

People have been abused on the street in a post-Brexit Britain. Picture: AFP/Getty
People have been abused on the street in a post-Brexit Britain. Picture: AFP/Getty
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Baroness Warsi has said that immigrants and their descendants are being stopped in the street and ordered to leave Britain after the “divisive and ­xenophobic” Brexit ­campaign.

The former chairwoman of the Conservatives switched from backing Leave to Remain over “lies and hate” she said were being spread by pro-Brexit politicians.

The Tory peer urged ­Brexit backers to speak out to ­reassure the nation.

She said: “I also want them to come out and say that the campaigning was divisive and was xenophobic and give a commitment that future campaigning and the way that they intend to run this country will be united, will make people from all backgrounds feel like they belong.

“I’ve spent most of the weekend talking to organisations, individuals and activists who work in the area of race hate crime, who monitor hate crime, and they have shown some really disturbing early results from people being stopped in the street and ­saying ‘Look, we voted Leave, it’s time for you to leave.’

“This is what I said before the campaign – that long after the political bus moves on we leave problems on our streets.”