Brexit party supporters shout 'go home' at British-Asian Labour MEP
West Midlands Labour said an 'ugly truth' had been exposed
Brexit party supporters shouted "fuck off" and "go home" as a British-Asian MEP gave her acceptance speech after the European elections.
Labour's Neena Gill said the abuse amounted to "racism" and the party's West Midlands branch said it exposed an "ugly truth."
During the declaration of results, Gill said: "European history tells us that every fascist regime needs people to demonise in order to thrive."
This prompted heckles from the Brexit party crowd like "Is it okay to call us fascists?" and "Are half a million people fascists?"
— West Midlands Labour (@WMLabour) May 27, 2019
Brexit party MEP Rupert Lowe said: "The people I'm standing alongside represent a broad cross-section of the UK population. I've seen no evidence of any sign of fascism."
Lowe's party claimed 38 per cent of the vote in the West Midlands, Labour just 17 per cent.
— Matt Western MP 💙 (@MattWestern_) May 27, 2019