British MP unable to go home because of death threats over Brexit

first_img Share3631 Tweet Email By Ceimin Burke Image: Kirsty O’Connor We are tired of being called traitors. When people use that language the next thing that happens is that I get an email that says ‘Traitors get beheaded, that’s what should happen to you’.Several other MPs raised safety concerns following May’s comments. Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle told Sky News that he was confronted on a street in his constituency.“When I said he was an MP he then started to get rather irate, called me a traitor, saying that I was one of the ones trying to stop the will of the people,” he said.  BRITISH MP ANNA Soubry says that she can’t go home to her constituency this weekend because of the seriousness of Brexit related death threats that she has received.The Independent Group member revealed that the police told her husband that they are “frightened” for her safety.Soubry, who quit the Conservative Party last month, made the remarks a day after UK Prime Minister Theresa May criticised MPs for failing to implement the result of the Brexit referendum in a scathing TV statement.The politician took issue with May’s comments revealing that she was facing “very, very serious death threats, especially when people know your home address”. 42 Comments Friday 22 Mar 2019, 12:12 AM 52,882 Views Mar 22nd 2019, 12:12 AM British MP unable to go home because of death threats over Brexit Several MPs have raised concerns following severe criticism from Prime Minister Theresa May.center_img Short URL Independent Group MPs Anna Soubry and Chuka Umunna. He lunged for my face, grabbed my glasses then I grabbed his hand and pulled him close to me, one so he didn’t run away with my glasses and two so he couldn’t then hit me.In the days before the referendum in June 2016 Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered by Thomas Mair, a white supremacist.Speaking in Brussels tonight Theresa May declined to apologise for her comments but she did take a softer approach with MPs.“There are passionately held views on all sides of this argument. And yes, as I said, last night I expressed frustration but I know MPs are frustrated too,” she said. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Independent Group MPs Anna Soubry and Chuka Umunna. Image: Kirsty O’Connor As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: I can’t go home this weekend, I’m not able to go home this weekend, I am not safe.“When a senior police officer tells your partner that if it was his wife in the situation that I am in he would say ‘I am frightened for her safety’ I think that tells you everything.”Soubry, who supports remaining in the EU, added that many other MPs have also received threats including her TIG colleague Chuka Umunna. last_img

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