SIGN & SHARE: Petition for Vince Cable to RESIGN as Lib Dem leader after comparing Brexiteers with JIHADIS We have started a petition for the leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable to resign after he made comments in the Mail On Sunday that compared ‘hardline’ supporters of Brexit with ‘Brexit Jihadis.’ We urge all of our readers to sign the petition and share it – you can find it here. For reasons that are perfectly clear, we feel that it is unacceptable for a senior politician to make this slur about people who made a legitimate and democratic choice to leave the European Union. Furthermore, these passionate supporters of Brexit that he is referring to in his remarks are all expression their legitimate views online or in other areas of the media. The statement in question from the original Mail On Sunday article is: ‘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.’ Even if he is saying that the whole concept of ‘Brexit Jihadis’ isn’t actually upon us yet, to even make the comparison is unacceptable as far as we are concerned at the time when the United Kingdom is still reeling from a number of ISIS-inspired terror attacks. The text of the petition reads: In an article for the Mail on Sunday on 6th August 2017, the leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable made remarks that compared ‘hardline’ supporters of Brexit to ‘Brexit Jihadis’ – a disgusting comparison in light of the number of ISIS-inspired terror attacks that have taken place on British soil in recent times. Although we respect Cable’s right to use emotive and passionate language to justify his view as a ‘Remainer,’ after all both sides have gotten pretty ‘fruity’ with each other since the EU referendum in June 2016, it is clear that this particular comparison is unacceptable and in incredibly bad taste. It must be remembered that ‘Jihadi’ is a term that refers to someone who is a holy warrior in the name of Islam. Thanks for your support!