Threats and assaults on MPs like this are on Theresa May.
Labour/Co-operative MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle posted a short Twitter thread on how a constituent tried to assault him today and how he thinks there is a connection between that and Theresa May’s speech last night about MPs blocking Brexit.
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I was out today in the street of Kemptown with ITV News. A vast majority there want to remain and have a final say vote on Theresa May’s Deal vs Remain.
Unfortunately, at the end of the day, a man came up and started shouting at the TV crew and me, saying MPs are the problems and that we are traitors.
He tried to assault me, grabbed and bent my glasses, and for a moment I thought he was going to hit me.
Three grown men had to prise him off me.
This is not normal, I am representing my constituents, but Theresa May has whipped up fear and division with her speech last night.
A minory will fall for hate or the division of Theresa May, but attacks like this afternoon’s will not make me frit.
Only by standing up and not pandering will we gain decency for our nation.
One way to stand up to fear is to join the march on Saturday and demand a final say and another Europe.
The above text was first published as a Twitter thread and turned into text-only by PMP Magazine. It is unredacted. It may have been minorly edited to remove abbreviations and spelling mistakes in order to be more readable. The author of the tweets wrote in a personal capacity. The tweets are public. (Source: Twitter) —
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