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Leading Tory from Dewsbury defects to Remain over Ukip poster

Baroness Warsi has switched sides Credit: PA

Leading Conservative Baroness Warsi has switched from supporting Leave to Remain, accusing some Brexit campaigners of spreading "hate and xenophobia".

The former Foreign Office minister said the final straw was a Ukip poster showing migrants queuing up to get into Europe under the slogan "Breaking Point".

Nigel Farage unveiled the poster last week Credit: PA

Lady Warsi told The Times: "That 'breaking point' poster really was - for me - the breaking point to say, 'I can't go on supporting this'.

"Are we prepared to tell lies, to spread hate and xenophobia just to win a campaign? For me that's a step too far."

The newspaper originally had "defects" in its headline but later changed it to "walks out".

Vote leave say they were unaware that she ever backed their campaign.