It seems to have been motivated for the same reasons that led to the untimely death of Jo Cox, a week before the EU referendum.
Considering the context, it was absolutely right that Mr Bradshaw contacted the police and secured a conviction against the man who made the threat.
A 37-year-old man is facing jail after he admitted threatening to kill a Labour MP the day before Jo Cox was murdered.
Geoffrey Farquharson left a message of “venom” on the parliamentary office phone of Ben Bradshaw, the Exeter MP, last month, ending his call with: “I will kill you, you bastard.”
During the two-minute call, Farquharson made comments about Bradshaw’s sexuality and about Muslims.
Farquharson, who admitted sending a communication of an indecent or offensive nature, had introduced himself on the call and given his full address.
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