Conservative MP, Andrea Leadsom has received a ‘death threat’ from ‘The Real 48 Percent’
Mrs Leadsom took a photo of the letter and posted it on Twitter for the world to see.
The letter states:
“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 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.
Pretty despicable whoever sent me this. We live in a democracy- death threats because you don’t agree? And unsigned? coward… pic.twitter.com/ERnRvvVxWo
— Andrea Leadsom MP (@andrealeadsom) February 12, 2018
Leadsom hit back at the ‘cowards’ who sent the letter saying:
“Pretty despicable whoever sent me this. We live in a democracy- death threats because you don’t agree? And unsigned? coward…”
In the face of death threats she still has a bit of humour over the ‘Real 48 Percent’ not signing the letter.
She is right, these people are cowards. They are scum and all the rest.
Twitter users reacted to the letter.
This is the second letter of this kind I have seen – the other I saw was sent to an elderly gentleman. This is absolutely appalling
— Ben Thrussell🇬🇧 (@thrussell_ben) February 12, 2018
Then get these fanatics arrested under the Offences Against the Person Act. Why is there no police investigation? Only Brexiteers get arrested for 'hate speech' and we have now reached zero tolerance… #FreeSpeech 🇬🇧 #RepealEULaw
— StrongerOUT © (@RepealEULaw) February 12, 2018
The tolerant left 🙄
— Jack Dawkins (@MossadAgentJack) February 12, 2018
“At least six prominent donors to the Leave campaign have received identical death threats in the past week as part of a concerted campaign of intimidation from a group calling itself “The Real 48 Per Cent”, Guido can reveal. The chilling letters, which were typed but sent in handwritten envelopes, told the recipients: “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”. Guido is aware of six Leave donors who have received the same letter. At least three have complained to the police.”