Reality check: No politician deserves DEATH THREATS for the decisions they make

Anna Soubry said people were being ‘whipped up into a frenzy by certain sections of the media that have frankly lost the plot’ [Image: Ken McKay/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock].

Brextremism in action: After Theresa May’s undemocratic and dictatorial Brexit is halted by Opposition MPs and Tory rebels in a democratic vote, they send death threats to the Tories.

So much for taking back power; it seems Leave supporters never wanted democracy – they just wanted to ensure an elite few would be able to make all our decisions for us.

More importantly, it indicates that these people – those who genuinely want the so-called ‘hard’ Brexit advocated by Theresa May – are mentally unstable.

No Parliamentarian deserves to be put under threat of death because of a decision they made using their professional judgement. None of them.

Even if they help pass votes that cause huge amounts of suffering and the deaths of others – such as the benefit-related legislation of the last seven years – death would not be an appropriate punishment.

In the case of the benefit-related votes, it would be letting them off too lightly.

Anna Soubry is not a traitor for demanding a democratic vote on whether the terms of the UK’s departure from the European Union – as they will be described by the UK’s government after negotiations are concluded – are reasonable.

She acted according to her political beliefs and her conscience.

And she should be allowed to witness the consequences of her actions – whatever they may be – without being put in fear for her life.

Anna Soubry, one of the 11 Conservative MPs who defied government whips this week when the government suffered its first Commons defeat over Brexit, has received multiple messages saying she should be hanged as a traitor.

Messages received by Soubry’s office – usually seen first by her parliamentary staff – also feature abuse, with one Facebook message saying: “Go hang yourself slag.”

It follows death threats to Dominic Grieve, the former attorney general, who drew up the amendment to the EU withdrawal bill that passed on Wednesday by 309 votes to 305, ensuring MPs must have a final vote on any Brexit deal.

The rebellion prompted a scathing response by some newspapers. The Daily Mail said 11 “self-consumed malcontents” had betrayed their leader, party and 17.4 million Brexit voters.

On Twitter, a post by Soubry defending herself against the Mail’s attack prompted a reply: “You and these traitors should be hung in public.”

Source: Anna Soubry receives messages calling for her to be hanged as a traitor | Politics | The Guardian

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6 thoughts on “Reality check: No politician deserves DEATH THREATS for the decisions they make

  1. Stu

    Daily Mail front page next day calling them all traitors didn’t help matters.

    You have to remember that the vote was to guarantee proper scrutiny and it being made law to prevent May & Co squirm their way out of it or even around it.

    The fact that 11 Tories felt that they couldn’t trust their own party speaks volumes.

  2. joanna

    I agree with you Mike, But isn’t that what the Tories are doing on a Daily basis? Threatening with no income through benefit sanctions and highly unfair assessments
    causing people to either die of starvation or suicide. Treating People with utter contempt will cause people to fight back!!!

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Two wrongs don’t make a right. Just because they descend to that level doesn’t mean the rest of us should.

  3. Roy Beiley

    I agree that these hard Brexiteers have some serious behaviour problems. Are they not on a par with hate crimes? Could they be pursued by Police as such?

  4. aunty1960

    We have this appalling culture now, where people act like yobs and thugs and values, behaviours and language of most appalling. and worse than any normal builders or frustrated football fans language.

    We have a vile violent gangstar culture, where the youngest kids want to be pimps, drug dealers like and whores.(Your 5.Your too young and too young for that language and ideas) Kids have seen porn and rape before they start [rimary school and accept that is normal and OK as long as not them (this is what society, teachers and social workers tell them and police) Police and social workers and counsellors suggest that children should be exposed to violence and rape and porn at an early age so they get used to it, and the important thing was that they got distressed about it.

    I have been offered to be glassed in the face and all sorts of things we shapr objexts in tender places/

    Yes our times are vile and politicians are not the only ones suffering,.These are our times, and Labour Solidairty and socialisys say same thing to anyone who criticises. So lets all address this vile nation and culture.

    at moment, not going out. Got abused and attacked last night. will be staying in again with sociophobia, agoraphobia and panic attacks and PTSD.


    Told that the reason disabled women and elderly suffer abuse is because we are too weak.

    I dont think you should separate and make special the abuse and threats to politcians and celebrities, we all suffer it.This is our vile nation.

    Man offered to cut out baby from disabled woman’s stomach, She was told to ignore it and accept it as his right of freedom of speech. Freedom of Belief, WELCOME TO OUR WORLD

    1. aunty1960

      SORRY, stress and mini strokes coming in again. reading writing and coordination GONE. I really wanted to end it last night, fed up with it.

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