Brexit ruling: Gina Miller reveals 'horrible' abuse since launching Article 50 legal challenge

'I've been told that as a coloured woman, I'm not even human'

Tom Embury-Dennis
Tuesday 24 January 2017 20:03 GMT
Gina Miller reveals shocking abuse since launching Article 50 Brexit legal challenge

The lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case on Brexit has revealed the “horrible” abuse she has endured since bringing the case against the Government triggering Article 50.

"I've been told that as a coloured woman, I'm not even human. I'm a primate, so I should be hunted and have my head mounted," Gina Miller told the LBC radio station.

She added that campaigns calling for people to do "horrible sexual acts to me", had been set up on social media.

Others had threatened to make her "watch my family be killed and burned", while some had suggested she "should be the second Jo Cox", a reference to MP and mother of two, was shot and stabbed to death by neo-Nazi Thomas Mair in her Batley and Spen constituency.

Mair, an unemployed gardener, was given a life-sentence for the crime in November.

Ms Miller was speaking after the Supreme Court ruled that Theresa May must secure parliamentary approval before withdrawing Britain from the EU.

The 51-year-old said threats were not just from “keyboard warriors” on social media, but people “who have taken the time to address an envelope, put a first class stamp on, walk down the street, put it in a postbox”.

“This is premeditated,” she added.

Shortly after the judgement, Ms Miller called on politicians to be quicker in condemning people who “cross the lines of common decency”.

She has previously spoken about death threats she was sent after the High Court judgement in November, and claimed police told her to avoid public places.

A 55-year-old man was also arrested in December on suspicion of racially-aggravated malicious communications aimed at Ms Miller.

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