Treat MPs with de­cency

Daily Express - - NEWS -

MANCH­ESTER po­lice are mount­ing an un­prece­dented se­cu­rity op­er­a­tion for this year’s Con­ser­va­tive Party con­fer­ence. They face not just the threat of ter­ror­ism but the grow­ing prob­lem of at­tacks and abuse by Left-wing groups. As Stephen Pol­lard says on this page, thug­gish be­hav­iour by ac­tivists from the po­lit­i­cal Left was a fea­ture of last year’s con­fer­ence as well.

The level of vit­riol di­rected at politi­cians of all par­ties is a trou­bling phe­nom­e­non. There is much wrong with our po­lit­i­cal class but all of our MPs are well-mean­ing peo­ple en­gaged in public ser­vice.

In a free so­ci­ety we have a right to dis­agree with them but they also have the right to be treated with de­cency and re­spect.

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