Some people say opposing Brexit should be an act of treason
Almost 200 people in the North East say it should be an act of treason to oppose leaving the EU.
They are among 4,000 people nationwide to sign a petition demanding people who support staying in the EU keep quiet - or face the threat of jail.
It was set up by a Conservative councillor, who has now been suspended by his local party.
While the petition is - probably - not entirely serious, it has provoked a strong reaction, with Liberal Democrats saying it’s “downright frightening” that Prime Minister Theresa May has failed to intervene.
Guildford councillor Christian Holliday created the... read more
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