Britain’s election gets nasty
CANDIDATES hoping to be elected to parliament in Britain have faced all manner of threats and abuse in a particularly hostile campaign, with some worried for their safety when out canvassing.
When one man on Facebook threatened a violent attack on Dominic Graham, the would-be MP
immediately called the police, who made an arrest.
It was far from an isolated case in the run-up to Thursday’s snap polls, called on the increasingly divisive issue of Brexit.
Graham is standing for the third time for the centrist, pro-EU Liberal Democrats, who want to cancel Brexit altogether.
“We didn’t see anything close to the threats we’ve been getting in this campaign,” he told AFP, comparing 2019 with his previous election bids.