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Points of Order

Part of EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Changes – in the House of Commons at 4:55 pm on 7th January 2019.

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Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Labour, Wolverhampton South East 4:55 pm, 7th January 2019

Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. I am grateful to you for the statement that you have just made. I was at Abingdon Green earlier this afternoon and witnessed what happened. A completely unacceptable level of abuse was directed at Anna Soubry and at the Sky News journalist Kay Burley. I completely agree with Nick Boles that peaceful protest in the vicinity of Parliament is a hugely important and valuable part of our democratic traditions, but intimidation and abuse are not peaceful protest. I therefore ask you to use your good offices to do everything possible to ensure that journalists and broadcasters can do their job and that Members of this House are free to speak their minds.