Man arrested for breaking into office of Jess Phillips and screaming ‘fascist’ after she called on Boris Johnson to apologise for Jo Cox comments during Commons clash

Man arrested for breaking into office of Jess Phillips and screaming ‘fascist’ after she called on Boris Johnson to apologise for Jo Cox comments during Commons clash

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A MAN has been arrested for trying to break into the office of Labour MP Jess Phillips while screaming “fascist”.

Ms Phillips said terrified staff were forced to lock themselves into constituency base in Birmingham this afternoon.

A man has been arrested for trying to break into the office Jess Phillips while screaming “fascist”

Ms Phillips, who represents Birmingham Yardley, said the culprit was also “slapping the windows” as he tried to force his way into the building, LBC reports.

The attack comes after the Ms Phillips ordered Boris Johnson to apologise for comments he made about murdered MP Jo Cox during angry clashes in the House of Commons last night.

Ms Philips also told the chamber how she received regular death threats from members of the public.

JESS ASKS PM TO APOLOGISE

Ms Phillips, who represents Birmingham Yardley, called on the PM to meet with her and Mrs Phillips loved ones to see the hurt his words had caused.

Addressing the house she said: “I want to ask the PM to tell him that the bravest, strongest thing to say is ‘sorry’ it will make him look good, it will not upset the people want Brexit in this country if he acts for once like a statesmen.

“Calling me names and putting names in my mouth and in the mouth of my dead friend makes me cross and angry.

“Calling me names and putting names in my mouth and in the mouth of my dead friend makes me cross and angry.


Jess Phillips

“It makes me scared even, but I will not react the Prime Minister wants me to react so I join in the chaos that keeps this hatred and fear on our streets.

“I simply ask the minister to ask the Prime Minister, who is notable by his bravery today, to meet with me in private with his advisors and some of my colleagues and my friends from Jo’s family so we can explain our grief.

“And try to make him understand why it is so abhorrent why he has chosen a strategy to divide rather than lead.”


However, Mr Johnson was not present during today’s session and sent junior minister Kevin Foster in place.

Mr Foster said the murder of Jo Cox was a “dreadful crime”, adding that the government must now resolve Brexit to solve the division in the House and the country.

He said: “The passions that this issue has inflamed will only carry on if there is not a resolution.”

More to follow…


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