WORLD UK PM condemns harassment of MPs, journalists

WORLD

UK PM condemns harassment of MPs, journalists

Xinhua

21:16, January 09, 2019

LONDON, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday condemned abuse and harassment of MPs and journalists, days after one MP was intimidated outside the parliament house because her stance on Brexit. 

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May told MPs in the parliament that politicians and the media should be able to go about their work without harassment and threats. 

"The whole house will join me in condemning these threats," she said. 

The prime minister's comments came after Anna Soubry was shouted at and called "a liar" during live TV interviews. 

The former minister, a supporter of a fresh Brexit referendum, was later called "scum" and jostled as she tried to re-enter the Palace of Westminster. 

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