AN MP has said an 80-year-old pensioner from Richmond, London was sent a death threat by a group labelled “The real 48 percent.”
Tory MP for Richmond Park, Zac Goldsmith shared the letter on his Twitter page.
The letter read: “If you attempt to take away part of someone’s identity. There are consequences.
“We have watched have 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.”
The letter then promised the recipient that ‘We are coming for you. We are going to kill you.
Remainers branded the letter a “fake” and then compared Brexiteers to “Nazis.”
One user going by the name of Felicity Lowde replied to the tweet by Goldsmith and said:
“That is the most fake looking letter! As if anyone would write ” The real 48%” .. & it is typed entirely!!”
Lowde doubled down and then accused Brexiteers of being ‘Nazis’: “.. you know, your comment reminds me of those stories about the behaviour of occupied France just before the allies arrived. This sort of thing was going on continually..! Sorry Zac: we ask for proper proof of your claim.”
Sources confirmed that Goldsmith sent the letter to the Met Police after he was given the threat by an unnamed constituent.