Death threats and abuse have MPs living in fear

Arrest over Angela Eagle death threats

A man has been arrested on suspicion of making death threats to Labour Party leadership contender Angela Eagle.

The 44-year-old was arrested in Paisley, Renfrewshire after allegedly making threats to kill the Wallasey MP in an email, Merseyside Police said.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-36807022

Death threats and abuse have MPs living in fear

When Kevin McKeever, a little-known former Labour parliamentary candidate for Northampton South, was first accused of being behind a coup to oust the party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, he found the claims so outlandish that it was funny.

Until last week, when the politician falsely accused by a left-wing website of being behind the coup attempt received a letter at home that would shock him into silence.

“Hello Comrade,” it began. “We’ve watched you leave this building . . . Your blood is the price of your treachery.”

Read on… http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/death-threats-and-abuse-have-mps-living-in-fear-q3t0mhhdr

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