8 Jan 2019

Speaker of Commons urges police to protect MPs after Soubry verbally abused

The Metropolitan Police has said it will deal “robustly” with protesters who barrack MPs outside parliament. The police have been criticised for failing to protect MPs, such as Tory Remainer Anna Soubry, who was abused by hardline pro-Brexit demonstrators yesterday. The Commons Speaker John Bercow called for tougher action and said the hounding of MPs was “a type of fascism”.