During PMQs (Prime Minister’s Questions) today, the leaders of both main parties condemned the mobbing of journalist Owen Jones and MP Anna Soubry outside the Houses of Parliament this week.
However, it seems Theresa May’s words were superficial if the behaviour of her MPs is any indicator.
As opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn voiced his own solidarity with those who were subjected to abuse, boors on the Tory benches attempted to shout him down:
At least one Tory MP was on the steps between benches, where Tories routinely hide from the eyeline of the Speaker in order to shout abuse across the Chamber.
Those mobbing and trying to intimidate MPs and journalists outside Parliament this week were from the hard right. It seems the right in the House of Commons have little genuine objection to such abuse as long as the victims are not on their side.
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