A Conservative peer has been subjected to Islamophobic abuse by Brexit supporters after announcing she was switching sides from Leave to Remain.

Baroness Warsi previously backed Leave but this morning said that the “hate and xenophobia” of the Leave campaign had gone “too far”.

She told the Times newspaper she realised she could not support the campaign after seeing a Ukip poster portraying Syrian refugees in a negative light.

After her decision became known she was however immediately subjected to vicious attacks on social media.

The peer, who is a Muslim, was sent messages about “grooming gangs” as well as one referring to her as a “jihadist Trojan horse”.

She was also referred to as a “Cameron stooge” with multiple suggestions she would receive some kind of payment for backing Remain… see more

source: Independent UK