‘Brexit JIHADIS’ Vince Cable labels Brexiteers

Sir Vince accused Iain Duncan Smith of “McCarythism” for calling for UK trade envoys who criticised Brexit to be sacked.

The 74-year-old claimed elderly voters who voted Leave had “comprehensively shafted the young”.He told the Mail: ”Press stories refer to ‘martyrs for Brexit’ based on a YouGov survey suggesting 61 per cent of the public would accept ‘significant damage to the economy’ from Brexit and 39 per cent ‘don’t mind losing their job’.

“To describe such masochism as ‘martyrdom’ is dangerous. We haven’t yet heard about ‘Brexit jihadis’ but there is an undercurrent of violence in the language which is troubling.

“We have already had the most fervent of Brexiteers, such as Nigel Farage, warning of civil unrest if the ‘will of the people’ is frustrated.”

He added: “Another concern is that the self-declared martyrs may be planning to sacrifice other people rather than themselves. It is striking that the martyrs appear predominantly elderly.”Pensioners have suffered relatively little from the aftermath of the financial crisis… The burden of austerity has been carried by the working population.”Young people suffer the additional disadvantage of prohibitive housing costs, growing job insecurity and limited career progression.

“The old have comprehensively shafted the young.”

Speaking of Mr Duncan Smith, Dr Cable said his suggestion last week was “a sinister twist in Brexiteers’ tactics”.

“One of the envoys (all of whom are unpaid and do it to serve their country) targeted as a result of Duncan Smith’s intemperate attack was Lord Janvrin, the Queen’s former private secretary,” Sir Vince said.

“An ex-Royal Navy submarine officer and distinguished public servant with no political ties, he was ‘named and shamed’ merely for wanting to protect the rights of EU nationals.

“This is how McCarthyism started. At this rate, we will have Brexit thought crimes before long.

“Perhaps it is not surprising that the Brexiteers are becoming desperate.”

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