Principles of Democracy and the Rights of the Electorate

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 3:28 pm on 26th September 2019.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee 3:28 pm, 26th September 2019

It is my hon. Friend’s use of the word “fascist” that got me. I have just had a message from one of our female colleagues, whose office has been attacked and has had to be closed down by the police because a demonstrator was shouting, “Fascist”. I have also read on Twitter:

“Addressing journalists in Westminster, a senior government source has warned that abuse of MPs will get worse if they pursue a second referendum: ‘What do they think is going to happen?’”

Does my hon. Friend agree that such language causes risk and danger to us all on a daily basis?