Theresa May has been reported to the police for endangering MPs in her latest statement

Behind bars: If convicted, Theresa May could face a prison sentence lasting up to six months – which would be a welcome break for everyone.

Alex Tiffin, writer of the Universal Credit Sufferer blog, has reported prime minister Theresa May to the police after she blamed MPs for delaying Brexit in a statement.

He is justified in doing so. As he reports in his article, MPs are increasingly having to endure threats to their personal safety which require them to have security for basic functions like constituency surgeries.

And her outburst yesterday –

– in which she said, “You’re tired of the infighting. You’re tired of the political games and the arcane procedural rows. Tired of MPs talking about nothing else but Brexit, when you have real concerns about your children’s schools, our national health service, knife crime. You want this stage of the Brexit process to be over and done with. I agree. I am on your side. It is now time for MPs to decide,” provoked a strong response from those she had blamed.

Mr Tiffin quotes a tweet from Labour MP Wes Streeting:

And he quotes Conservative MP Sam Gyimah, who said: “Resorting to the ‘blame game’ as the PM is doing is a low blow. Democracy loses when a PM who has set herself against the HoC then blames MPs for doing their job. Distracts from Art 50 extension, all part of her strategy to run down the clock and rule out other options. Toxic.”

Mr Tiffin himself wrote: “Given the state of politics in the UK just now Theresa may will be well aware that anything she says will carry consequences. Jo Cox MP was murdered by a far-right extremist because of her views. MPs are being accosted daily outside the Houses of Parliament and they face very credible death threats all the time and have had to increase their security.

“Had an ordinary citizen acted in this way, they would at the very least be investigated. She has blamed MPs for delaying Brexit. Such a delicate issue as this should, lead public figures to be careful of that they say. In this case, I can’t see how the Prime Minister thought this was wise.

“At the very least, there should be a full investigation of May’s actions last night and also a review of MPs security arrangements. Anything short of that will tell the public that holding a high office makes you immune from scrutiny under the law.”

We all know that holding high office makes people immune from the law.

You only have to look at the various paedophile scandals that have been swept under the carpet in the last 50 years – some of them by Theresa May – to know that is true.

And I doubt that any investigation would get very far, as it opens the door to investigations into statements by public figures that may have endangered other members of the public.

Wes Streeting himself joined in the condemnation when This Writer was accused of anti-Semitism, and I was certainly forced to endure a large amount of unwelcome – and wholly unwarranted – abuse during that time. Was he responsible? If I had been subjected to physical attack, would he have taken any responsibility for directing the attackers toward me?

What about Rachel Riley and Tracy Ann Oberman, whose unwise behaviour on Twitter caused a huge amount of unwanted and undue attention towards a young teenager?

The relevant law is section 4 of the Public Order Act 1986, under which it is an offence if a person uses “towards another person threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour … whereby that person is likely to believe that such violence will be used or it is likely that [unlawful] violence will be provoked”.

We should all await with interest the response from the Metropolitan Police.

7 thoughts on “Theresa May has been reported to the police for endangering MPs in her latest statement

  1. Liz Douglas

    Author and social activist, Keith Lindsay-Cameron, aka Keith Ordinary Guy, is most known for his ‘Letter A Day To No. 10’. Here he attempts to report Government Minister Iain Duncan Smith to police for a number of crimes against humanity. This is the first step in the journey…the next is the formation of The Shoestring Army.

  2. nmac064

    This woman doesn’t speak to people she talks at them and lectures them. She needs to be prosecuted, but I won’t hold my breath.

  3. Zippi

    I have said this, before and I will continue to say it; the whole of Parliament is to blame, because it did not consider, during the readings of the Referendum Bill, that the people might vote to leave, hence when it happened, Parliament was unprepared. £abour wasted time with a foolish, unnecessary and failed coup, Theresa May with an unnecessary General Election. Parliament voted to trigger Article 50… what did our M.P.s think was going to happen? Theresa May is not blameless but I have never known such a bunch if incompetents. A plague o’ both Houses!

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      It isn’t Parliament who didn’t consider that a majority of those who chose to vote might vote to leave. That was the Conservative government’s responsibility and it was the Conservative government’s failure. Parliament had no power to make such preparations. Labour didn’t waste time with a “foolish, unnecessary and failed coup” – that was the choice of around 170 selfish and vain Labour MPs. The party as a whole didn’t want it.

  4. Colin Taylor

    It wasn’t a speech; it was a Toddler’s Tantrum. I half expected her to say “I’ll Thcweam and thcweam until I’m thick!”

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