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Tory Brexiteers must tone down their language because it is fuelling abuse and death threats towards remainers in their party, a former minister claimed today.
Nicky Morgan claims that Conservative colleagues are acting recklessly by using words like 'betrayal' to describe Theresa May's failure to leave the EU.
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She hit out after veteran Brexiteer Sir Bill Cash said the Prime Minister has been guilty of 'capitulation' and 'appeasement' to Brussels and called remainers pushing for the softest possible Brexit - or no Brexit at all - 'devious'.
When asked today if the language used by Sir Bill leads to threats Ms Morgan said: 'Yes I do, I do. There have been some programmes about this showing that the language that either MPs or campaigners, mainly in favour of Brexit, are using stokes up other people who are sitting at home.
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'It gets them really really angry and fired up, and then they will say things that they would never say face to face. We should all think about the language we're using'.
Fellow remainer Tory MP Alistair Burt also blasted Sir Bill's 'vain and bitter article' in the Telegraph.
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He tweeted: 'With your opinions expressed in words such as mendacity, surrender, betrayal, appeasement, bended knee, as well as the lines below. Does it ever cross your mind what you're contributing to?'
Sir Bill wants to launch a legal bid to stop Brexit because he believes that Article 50 should not have been allowed to be extended.
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He also said MPs pushing for a softer Brexit or a second referendum who took control of Brexit had been 'devious'.
He wrote: 'How low can we...
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