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Dr Graham Gudgin, an Honorary research associate at the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge's Judge Business School, is set to co-lead a new group academics who want to take on “divisive” smears against Brexit supporters which are intended to tar them as victims of "low levels of education and information".
Dr Gudgin said: “One of our contributors said he was told by a younger pro-Brexit colleague that his professor had told him that people who voted Brexit were the sort of people who sent his relatives to concentration camps.”
The coalition of academics, known as ‘Briefings for Brexit’, includes individuals from both sides of the Brexit debate and aims to provide “serious evidence and reasoned arguments”.
The group is said to include economists, lawyers, historians, scientists, and a former head of MI6.
Along with Dr Gudgin, Briefings for Brexit is also led by Cambridge historian Professor Robert Tombs.
In addition, the group sports the former head of MI6 Richard Dearlove and Labour peer Lord Glasman.
There was more than one academic who was afraid to join Briefings for Brexit, according to Dr Gudgin.
As a result, some of the authors of essays on the site are set to be anonymous.