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9 August 2017

Gina Miller threatened with acid attacks “for months”

The woman who took the government to court over Brexit now fears she may need to leave the country. 

By New Statesman

Gina Miller, the campaigner who forced the government to consult Parliament over Brexit, is contemplating fleeing the UK because of security concerns.

In an interview with The New Statesman‘s sister publication Verdict, Miller said she had been threatened with acid attacks “for months and months now”. 

She said: “If it came to the point that it was just too much to bear from a security point of view, if I sat down with my police teams and we felt that it was a really serious threat, I would have to seriously consider leaving the UK.” Doing so, she added, would “break my heart”. 

Miller  said her husband was “perpetually concerned” and she no longer went out with her young family: “I have been getting threats of having acid thrown in my face for months and months now. 

“When I see someone walk towards me on the street with a bottle of water or something, I just freak out.”

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Miller, who co-founded an investment firm with her husband, has previously spoken of the racist abuse she suffered after taking the government to court over its Brexit stance.

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She has always argued her motivation is upholding the constitution, rather than simply trying to block Brexit.