Britains lower house of Parliament overwhelmingly passed Prime Minister Johnsons motion to hold an early general election on December 12. Picture / visual China
News from Beijing News: Britain will hold a general election on December 12, and the political situation will continue to be turbulent. According to CNN, from October 28 to November 1, six British women members of Parliament resigned one after another because of increasing threats and intimidation.
Heidi Allen, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, wrote in a letter on October 29 that she would resign before the election because she suffered from privacy violations and intimidation, the Times reported. No one on the job should tolerate e-mails involving threatening content and inappropriate comments on social media, Allen said
Nicky Morgan, the British culture minister, resigned on the evening of October 30 local time after some personal attacks had had had a significant impact on her family. I think the role of parliamentarians has changed, and this threat and attack is a strong response to the current political situation. Caroline Spelman, a Conservative MP, said that social media had many sexualized comments. Netizens threatened to sexually invade us and insult us with indecent photos. In addition, this weeks resignations include mimes Davis, the UKs minister of employment and pensions, Claire Perry, a former cabinet minister, and Sima Kennedy, a Conservative MP.
According to people familiar with British politics, since the 2016 brexit referendum, parliamentarians have been under unprecedented threat. London police chief, Cressida Dick, said police knew the threat to MPS had risen dramatically. As a result of these growing threats and intimidation, the cost of additional security assistance provided by the UK government to parliamentarians has increased from u00a3 2.6 million in 2016-2017 to u00a3 4.2 million in 2017-2018, CNN reported.
Source: new Beijing News Author: Chen Qinhan editor in charge: Han Jiapeng GUI nn9841