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Theresa May condemns series of threats against MPs

The PM called for “tolerance, decency and respect”.

Theresa May has condemned threats of violence against politicians after a series of incidents in which MPs received death threats and abuse.

The Prime Minister said there was “no place in our politics” for intimidation and called for “tolerance, decency and respect”.

Her comments came after Tory Brexit rebels were subjected to vicious abuse, with Anna Soubry revealing she had received messages suggesting she should be “hung in public”.

They follow the publication of a report by the Committee on Standards in Public Life which said social media was “the most significant factor” driving harassment, abuse and intimidation of 2017 General Election candidates.

Mrs May said: “Threats of violence and intimidation are unacceptable and have no place in our politics. Everybody should be treated with tolerance, decency and respect.”

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