‘Traitor’ brick is hurled through window of family’s home showing anti-Brexit posters

‘Traitor’ brick is hurled through window of family’s home showing anti-Brexit posters

- in Uk News

A BRICK with “traitor” scrawled on it was chucked through the window of a family home displaying anti-Brexit posters.

Jim Cornelius said his son was left “very upset” after the object shattered the window and damaged his Google Home Hub.

A brick was thrown through the window of a family home

The Lib Dem supporter, from Lewes, East Sussex, posted snaps of the broken pane of glass, with clear “stop Brexit” posters pinned to the window.

Writing about the violence on Twitter, Jim, an Associate Fellow at the UK Trade Policy Observatory,

said: “I’ve just had a brick thrown through my window.

“Just finished cleaning up the kitchen and best I can. Glass everywhere. The brick hit my Google Home Hub and damaged the screen.

“I called 999 within seconds. But they can do nothing.

“Whoever did it was gone before I got to the door. Wife and myself stoic, but my son is very upset.”

Jim had also shared an article referring to a similar incident in the area where a brick was hurled through the window of another anti-Brexit campaigner.


It came just hours after Boris Johnson stressed that MPs must be careful about what words they use to avoid inciting violence – despite facing criticism himself for “incendiary language.”

Paula Sheriff, MP for Dewsbury, told him many Labour MPs were being subjected to death threats from people quoting his words such as “Surrender Act”, “traitor” or “betrayal”.

The PM dismissed her comments as “humbug” and refused to answer demands for an apology in the Commons — sending a junior minister instead.

But the furore came as a man was arrested for allegedly trying to break into the office of Labour MP Jess Phillips while screaming “fascist”.


Ms Phillips said terrified staff were forced to lock themselves into constituency base in Birmingham yesterday afternoon.

The MP said the culprit was also “slapping the windows” as he tried to force his way into the building.

She said she was “not going to leap to blame Boris Johnson” but added “we all need to be better” and the PM needed to “choose instead of trying to divide… to lead”.

Ms Phillips had earlier called on Boris to apologise for comments he made about murdered MP Jo Cox during angry clashes in the House of Commons.

The PM had been slammed for suggesting that the best way to honour her memory was to get Brexit done.

She also told the chamber how she received regular death threats from members of the public.

But other MPs have now come forward to reveal they have been attacked – regardless of whether they are staunch Remainers or Brexiteers.

Tory backbencher Maria Caulfield told the Commons: “Last week I had my car tyres damaged with nails and screws for the second time.

“No one cares because I’m a Leaver and apparently deserve it. Abuse of MPs and death threats were happening long before yesterday.”

The brick appeared to have ‘traitor’ written on it
Jim posted a picture of shattered glass on the kitchen floor
Boris Johnson was unapologetic about his ‘inflammatory’ language
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Labour MP Jess Phillips’ office was attacked
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