Pro-Brexit campaign group Leave.EU provoked a major backlash yesterday, after posting an image of Angela Merkel on their social media accounts, with the words: “We didn’t win two world wars to be pushed around by a kraut.”
The post was rightly labelled as xenophobic, and Leave.EU has been forced to apologise and delete the post.
However, while this incident caused a storm in Westminster, Leave.EU usually doesn’t get much attention. This is despite the fact Leave.EU is one of the most influential hard-right groups in Britain.
So, here are five things you should really know about the group.
1. The referendum
The group was set up in July 2015 to campaign for Leave during the EU referendum. They lost the battle to be assigned as the ‘official’ Leave campaign – a title that was given to Vote Leave, fronted by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
Leave.EU has faced multiple…