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PM condemns parliament hate mobs

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MPS and journalists should be able to ‘go about their work without harassment and intimidation’, Theresa May said yesterday as she condemned verbal attacks on people outside parliament.

Her comments came after former Tory minister Nick Boles received a death threat after he voted against the government over a no-deal Brexit.

The Grantham and Stamford MP tweeted a picture of the message which read: ‘Your days are f***ing numbered traitor! Prepare to die…’

He wrote: ‘Received this charming message through my website last night.’ Mr Boles said he was worried someone may end up ‘falling victim to somebody with a screw loose and a lot of hatred in their heart’.

Mrs May told the Commons during Prime Minister’s Questions: ‘In recent days we have seen instances of threats of violence or intimidation against members of this house including (Tory MP Anna Soubry) and members of the media.

‘I know the whole house will join me in condemning those threats. Politicians and the media should be able to go about their work without harassment and intimidation.’

Remainer Ms Soubry was branded a ‘Nazi’ and a ‘liar’ as she gave TV interviews.