Revealing you back Brexit in Hampstead is 'like coming out as gay in 1950s'

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A top academic and crossbench peer says telling people in Hampstead you voted for Brexit is comparable to coming out as gay in the 1950s.

Baroness Deech, a former principal of Oxford University’s St Anne’s College, said she was even shunned by close friends over her views on the European Union.

“Telling people in Hampstead you voted Leave is a bit like coming out as gay in the 1950s,’ she told the Spectator magazine.

“Even some of your oldest friends suddenly want nothing more to do with you.”

How to lose friends: Pro-Brexit crossbencher Baroness Deech (PA)

Hampstead was one of the most pro-Remain constituencies in the UK when people went to the polls last June.

Around three-quarters of voters in the affluent north London suburb voted to remain in the EU – compared with a national picture of 48 per cent.

Lady Deech, a former chairman of the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, is known for her pro-Brexit views.

She has previously criticised politicians’ attempts to “defy the result of the referendum”.

And on Twitter at the end of last month, she posted: “No lawyer can condone slide back to fascism in EU by Remaining.”


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