Man denies Nazi chant at Soubry
A PRO-Brexit activist has pleaded not guilty to harassing MP Anna Soubry.
James Goddard, 29, from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, is alleged to have called the MP a “Nazi” and a “traitor”.
He denied three charges before the case at Westminster Magistrates’ Court was temporarily adjourned when people in the public gallery started shouting.
Mr Goddard was remanded on bail until July 19 when he will face a two-day trial at the court in London.
He was held by police following protests outside Parliament and is charged with causing harassment between December 18 and January 7 and racially aggravated harassment, alarm or distress, and harassment, alarm or distress on January 7.
The charges have been brought under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, and the Public Order Act 1986.
Ms Soubry, the MP for Broxtowe who supports another Brexit referendum, resigned from the Conservative Party in February to join the Independent Group.