Say­eeda Warsi quits Brexit camp

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LON­DON—A se­nior Bri­tish politi­cian on Mon­day ac­cused those cam­paign­ing for Bri­tain to leave the Euro­pean Union of spread­ing lies, hate and xeno­pho­bia, say­ing she was switch­ing to the “Re­main” camp.

Bri­tons will cast their votes on Thurs­day in a ref­er­en­dum on whether to quit the 28-mem­ber bloc, a choice with far­reach­ing eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal con­se­quences for Bri­tain and the rest of the con­ti­nent.

Say­eeda Warsi, a for­mer min­is­ter and co-chair of the rul­ing Con­ser­va­tive Party, ac­cused “Leave” cam­paign­ers of wrongly sug­gest­ing that stay­ing in the EU would lead to vast num­bers of Turks and Syr­ian refugees com­ing to Bri­tain in the near fu­ture. “Are we pre­pared to tell lies, to spread hate and xeno­pho­bia just to win a cam­paign? For me that’s a step too far,” she told The Times news­pa­per.

“I don’t want the Leave camp to be run­ning this coun­try and I don’t want the mes­sages com­ing out of that camp to form the ba­sis of the kind of Bri­tain that I want to live in and to bring my kids up in,” she said.—Reuters

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