Monday, 17 October 2016

Evening Standard: Tory councillor Christian Holliday suspended amid fury over Brexit treason petition

Evening Standard: Tory councillor Christian Holliday suspended amid fury over Brexit treason petition


A Conservative councillor was today suspended after demanding that supporting Britain's EU membership should be made a criminal offence.

Christian Holliday faced a huge backlash after launching a petition which said support for the Remain campaign should be considered treason. People found guilty of the offence in the UK can be sentenced to up to life in prison.

It gained more than 1,000 signatures from people backing a 'hard Brexit', but Cllr Holliday was suspended from Guildford Borough Council's Tory group within hours of the petition emerging online.

The petition states that it should be unlawful to “imagine, devise, promote, work, encourage others, or conspire with foreign powers to make the UK, or part of the UK, a member of the EU”.

Having been shouted down as a traitor when campaigning for Remain, it was satisfying to watch the humiliation of this clown. The only disturbing thing about the whole affair is that when asked for a comment, Theresa May sounded rather sympathetic to the petition. Perhaps she rather likes the though of having Anna Soubry thrown in jail?

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