Father of suspect in UK lawmaker's slaying is 'traumatized'
The father of a man held for the fatal stabbing of a British lawmaker during a meeting with local voters has told British media that he was shocked and “traumatized” by his son’s arrest, as police continue questioning the suspect under terrorism laws.
Timeline of events in Britain's exit from the European Union
July 13: Following a Conservative Party leadership contest, Home Secretary Theresa May becomes prime minister. June 8: A general election called by May to bolster her party’s representation in Parliament to help with the Brexit negotiations backfires. Her Conservative Party loses its majority and continues in a weakened state as a minority government. Jan. 15, 2019: The Brexit deal comes back to Parliament, where it is overwhelmingly defeated on a 432-202 vote. Sept. 3: Rebel Conservative Party lawmakers vote against the government in protest of Johnson’s strategy.
Threats grow against female MPs in UK Parliament
"He tried to thrust his war medals into my hands, [saying] 'take them back, give them back to the Prime Minister, I don't want them,'" before going into an aggressive spiel about Brexit, Allen told CNN. Since the 2016 referendum, MPs have faced abuse on social media and in person for their stances on Brexit. "Many of us in this place are subject to death threats and abuse every single day. Brabin told CNN, however, that Johnson's language was helping "fuel hatred" and because anxiety is high among constituents, "the voice of panic and fear is heard louder." "I don't think it's just Brexit," Allen said.