Young Independence Chair SLAMS Abuse And Threats Targeting Young Brexiteers
Nathan Rydings [pictured left], the Chairman of Young Independence, has lamented the “sad state of affairs” which sees young supporters of Brexit routinely threatened and abused. Mr Rydings spoke as a story in this morning’s Daily Express highlighted the issue. The paper spoke to Steven Edginton, an 18-year-old who runs the Politics UK YouTube channel, campaigned for Brexit in the lead-up to the referendum while he was just 16 years of age.
Despite being unable to vote in the EU referendum himself, he campaigned on the streets of Portsmouth and Chichester, going door to door leafleting and setting up market stalls on the high street. It was then that the abuse started:
During the campaign, I was shouted at. I know someone whose badge was torn off their chest.
The end of the referendum campaign has only intensified the abuse:
Since the referendum, Brexit is still seen as racist and evil, and supporting it paints you with that brush.
I have experienced thousands of comments on Twitter and other social media sites of abuse because of my views, that includes a death threat.
Far from being an isolated case, Mr Rydings, speaking exclusively to Kipper Central, confirmed that such abuse was commonplace:
Steven is absolutely correct with what he says about Brexiteers receiving abuse. Every single person, who I know voted to leave or campaigned to leave the EU, has received abuse at some point and the levels of abuse vary.
Typically, the abuse comes from those on the political left who have been heavily influenced by a system of education that is more like indoctrination, Mr Rydings explained:
If you actually look at who the abusers are, it’s isn’t the right-wing europhiles, it is predominantly the left wing europhiles and the youth. This all comes down to the cultural Marxism and EU indoctrination in our educational establishments, with quite a lot of young europhiles not wanting to engage in debate but would much rather have a match of “who can throw the best abuse” and yes, sadly, sometimes this does turn violent as myself and many of my friends and colleagues have experienced first hand. It is truly a sad state of affairs when we have people being threatened and abused because of their justified and rational beliefs.
We have heard a lot in the media about ‘far-right terrorism’ but numerous incidents like those detailed above seem to go very much unreported. Is it not time we exposed and ended this scandal of young people being targeted for merely expressing an opinion which is different from that of their peers?