Gosport MP calls for action on '˜thuggish behaviour' after fellow minister calledÂ Nazi
Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has called for police to keep a '˜close eye' on '˜thuggish' behaviourÂ outside parliament after a ministerÂ was called a Nazi.
Tory MP Anna Soubry, supporter of anotherÂ Brexit referendum,Â was subjected to a torrent of abuse atÂ WestminsterÂ on Monday by protesters.
The MP forÂ BroxtoweÂ was called a '˜liar' and a '˜Nazi' as well as '˜scum'as she was speaking to the media.
More than 50 MPs have written toÂ the head of Britain's largest police force to improve their response to abusive protesters outside parliament '“ a letterÂ which has been signed by both supporters of Brexit and those opposing it.
Writing to Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick, the MPs cited '˜serious concerns'Â about the '˜deteriorating public order and security situation'.
Met Police are now investigating whether an offence has been committed.
Prime Minister Theresa May told this morning's cabinet meeting the '˜unacceptable and disgraceful treatment'Â was '˜not how debate should be conducted', her spokesman said.
Later, Speaker John Bercow branded the actions of protesters '˜a type of fascism'.
Meanwhile, Ms Dinenage said: '˜I didn't sign the letter but I am concerned that what began as legitimate protest hasÂ segued into something more thuggish and threatening. I do think the police need to keep a close eye on this.'Â