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Letter to the Editor: MP and her staff shouldn’t be subjected to this kind of aggressive vitriol


Dear Editor,

I write to express utter disgust at the recent attack on the offices of our local MP Siobhan Baillie.

For this kind of incident to follow on so closely to the recent delivery of excrement to her offices highlights the kind of vitriol we are seeing against our politicians today.

It is wholly unacceptable to abuse our democratic rights in this way and my concern and as evidence shows these kind of incidents can snowball into much more dangerous direct action as we have sadly seen in recent times with Jo Cox and David Amiss.

Of course, this direct abuse is also underpinned by the vitriol spouted on social
media networks from keyboard warriors who think it is acceptable to spout vile comments on any subject.

People need to remember that our MP has staff who work in her offices who do not deserve nor should they be subjected to this kind of aggressive vitriol.

Democracy relies solely on MPs from all parties being allowed to carry out their jobs in safety and this kind of attack must be stopped and dealt with to the full extent of the law.

Ray Clegg

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