1 in 5 British politicians ‘attacked’ by aggressive voters, study finds

British MPs claim they have been abused or violently attacked by aggressive voters, including threats made against their children, it has emerged.

A study published in the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology on Monday found 192 MPs had reported aggressive or intrusive behavior from voters, while 101 had received threats.

Of the 239 MPs questioned for the survey, half said they had been targeted in their homes while 36 said they were scared to leave the house.

Just because we have lots of police with guns in Westminster doesn’t mean we are safe wherever we go.”

In December, it emerged a Muslim convert threatened to drop a bomb on Conservative MP Charlotte Leslie’s house and “show her what it’s like to murder innocents” after she voted in favor of extending airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) from Iraq into Syria.

In 2010, Labour MP Stephen Timms was stabbed twice in the stomach by a woman because he voted in favor of the Iraq war.

After what happened to me I was offered a knife arch for my surgeries, but I refused because that just makes it difficult for people to come and see you. It isn’t the MP I want to be,” he told the Observer.

This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license.

Via RT.