A DORSET MP said a "genie has been let out of the bottle" after reports of racist abuse increased following the EU referendum vote last week.

Remain campaigner Simon Hoare, who represents North Dorset, made the comment at the House of Commons on Monday, June 27.

Raising the topic of "racism we have seen since Thursday," Mr Hoare referenced a Tweet sent to a woman in London that read: “Go home! #wevotedleave. Time to make Britain great again by getting rid of u blacks, Asians and immigrants."

Mr Hoare said: "When such a tweet can be sent, it would appear that a genie has been let out of the bottle—unintended, I am certain, by both sides of the referendum campaign."

He called on the leaders of both referendum campaigns to "call out this abuse for what it is and bring a stop to it".

Speaking to the Daily Echo afterwards, the MP said "newcomers" have been blamed during times of turmoil throughout history.

"When there are pressures on the economy, housing, jobs or whatever it may be that the usual response has been to blame the newcomer or the alien," he said.

"There was an amount of bitter bile dripping into this debate [relating to] otherness, as if [migrants] are different.

"That is why I used the 'genie out of a bottle' phrase."

Mr Hoare, who was elected in May 2015, said a minority of people with "nasty" views now feel as if they have a "licence to say such things".

"When non-extremists in a political sense start using the 'nod and wink' politics of extremists, that is when extremist views start to become orthodox," he said.

The MP also criticised a controversial poster unveiled by Nigel Farage that shows a queue of mostly non-white migrants and refugees with the slogan 'Breaking point: the EU has failed us all'.

"There is not a single European face in that queue of misery," the MP said.

"It was not even taken in Europe. It is of people queuing at the Syrian border, nowhere near the continent of Europe.

"There are a number of decent Leave campaigners who have been left with a very, very nasty taste in their mouths and a sense of profound guilt for lowering the tone of the debate to that sort of level."

Asked what will happen next, Mr Hoare said the country is now in "uncharted territory".

"I don't think now is the time for a doctrinaire of arrogance but of rolling up our sleeves and seeing what we can agree on," he said.

He called for MPs on both sides of the debate to draw together.

"We are no longer divided by the Remain side and the Leave side," Mr Hoare said.

"We are now all Brexiteers."