Labour Party: Nazi swastika painted onto Labour councillor’s boat outside her home

Cassi Perry, who lives in Cherwell, Oxfordshire, took to Twitter to share a picture of the Nazi symbol that has been scrolled on her boat parked outside her house. The councillor, who represents Banbury Cross and Neithrop, posted the image after reporting the incident to police. She said: “Came home to this sprayed on the side of my boat. Can I just say modern politics sucks. What the f*** is wrong with people?”

She later said: “Police have taken statements and photos.

"They are concerned it might be linked to some online stalking I've experienced this year.

"I'm hopeful it's just some kids being a***s.

"Self medicating with wine, chocolate and a movie."


The councillor, who represents Banbury Cross and Neithrop, posted the image after reporting it (Image: GETTY)

The photo shows the symbol sprayed or painted onto the boat with a while substance.

The shocking incident comes the same day Brexiteer Andrea Leadsom called for more action to be taken to tackle abuse against female politicians.

Mr Leadsom has demanded an end to the abuse of politicians after it has emerged record numbers of female MPs are quitting Parliament after being sent vulgar online messages or being hounded in the streets.

She said that women are being turned off going into politics because of the abuse they may face on social media.

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Labour launched their election campaign this week (Image: GETTY)

She claims this is partly due to social media giants like Facebook and Twitter failing to crack down on the issue, she told the Daily Telegraph.

Ms Leadsom, who last week faced her own tirade of abuse from anti-Brexit protesters outside of Parliament prompting police to escort her out of the House of Commons to safety, said the sheer volume of abuse was “totally unacceptable”.

She added: “It’s a fact that many women are being turned off politics.

“I so fret that. Its absolutely appalling to see the level of abuse that some fantastic colleagues across all parties face.”

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Andrea Leadsom demanded more be done to end abuse against MPs (Image: GETTY)

She went on to state the names of female MPs who have quit after facing vile comments and bullying online, such as Nicky Morgan and Heidi Allen, who cited abuse as the reason they threw in the towel.

She added: “It’s people like Luciana Berger and Diane Abbott, and people on my side of the House who have had appalling abuse.

“We need to stamp out abuse online particularly the abuse of people who are trying to serve the public.

“That’s why we go into politics to serve the public and help the world around us. In a sense it is the ease of abusing people online that is a real problem.


Nicky Morgan said she stepped down over the abuse she received (Image: GETTY)

“It is the online environment, where we have plans where we have plans to require change, but at the same time it’s for the tech giants to do more to stamp out abusive content.”

Ms Leadsom made reference to Boris Johnson’s White Paper on Online Harms.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage condemned the abuse Remainer MPs have suffered but insisted they should not be surprised at the outrage felt around the country.

A Christmas snap election has been called resulting in MPs having to decide whether they will stand.

Mr Farage explained that many MPs had already decided not to stand in the election and reflected on Ms Allen’s decision not to stand.

Ms Allen revealed she would not be standing due to the abuse she had received.

Mr Farage condemned this behaviour but added that MPs should not be surprised at the outrage felt by the electorate during this Brexit period, especially if they had switched parties without holding a by-election.

Parliament will be prorogued on Monday, November 4, 25 working days before election day. This will be held on December 12.

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