The organiser of the record-breaking online Brexit petition to Revoke Article 50, Margaret Anne Georgiadou has received death threats and had her Facebook account hacked.
The online petition to ‘Revoke Article 50’ that Georgiadou has now reached almost 5m signatures, making this the most popular petition to have ever been submitted to Parliaments website.
Georgiadou the former college lecturer detailed the horrendous abuse on Twitter that she had received.
She said on Saturday, “Last night I had three telephoned death threats.
“Who wants Brexit so much that they are prepared to kill for it?”
Lord Jonathan Evans the former MI5 head, who is now the chair of the Parliamentary committee on standards in public life, said politicians are limiting what they say in public due to safety fears.
Lord Evans said to BBC Radio 4’s The World at One programme he is extremely concerned, “There is abuse which is undoubtedly happening, but when you get to the point of death threats and the daubing of properties, that is absolutely clearly beyond any acceptable level in a democracy.
The abuse “is infecting public life” it not related to Brexit-related issue.
Lord Evans added, “It is particularly acute at the moment because of the debate over our political future in or out of Europe.”