A YOUNG Brexit campaigner, who founded a social group for Brexiteers after feeling excluded over her views, was abused on the London underground for wearing a bag emblazoned with a Eurosceptic slogan.
Lucy Harris, 28, started Leavers of London following the referendum after feeling socially ostracised over her pro-Brexit views. The group, which claims to have thousands of members, recently launched nationwide. A number of its members say they lost jobs, friends or romantic partners in response to their support for Brexit.
Ms Harris told Express.co.uk: “I was on the tube wearing my pink bag which said ’the EU is not my bag’.
“I suddenly heard a voice talking to me, I turn around and he starts having a go at me.
“He started saying ‘I don’t like your bag’ and he said ‘I don’t know whether you’re stupid, or racist, or even both’.
According to Ms Harris, experiences like this are not uncommon in the capital.
She said: “I did a poll amongst my members and they said 85 percent of them feel London is hostile towards Leave voters.
Ms Harris explained she founded Leavers of London in response to her personal experiences.
The group has become so popular it has since expanded and rebranded as Leavers of Britain.
She stated: “I felt I couldn’t be the only one in London who voted Leave.