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May urged to reprimand MPs behind ‘violent’ comments

Theresa May has been told to reprimand MPs who used “violent language” to describe attempts to remove her from office.
Newspaper reports at the weekend quoted backbenchers as saying the prime minister would be “knifed” and telling her to “bring her own noose” to a meeting of MPs.
MPs from across the political spectrum have lined up to condemn the graphic comments.
Many said parliamentarians should remember the 2016 murder of Labour's Jo Cox, who was fatally shot and stabbed by a neo-Nazi terrorist.
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Former Brexit minister Steve Baker said in the Commons that disciplinary action should be taken.
He said: “The person or persons who directed violent language at (Mrs May) have thoroughly disgraced themselves.
“I very much hope that they are discovered and I hope that she will withdraw the whip from them.”
The PM thanked ..

May urged to reprimand MPs behind ‘violent’ comments

Theresa May has been told to reprimand MPs who used “violent language” to describe attempts to remove her from office.
Newspaper reports at the weekend quoted backbenchers as saying the prime minister would be “knifed” and telling her to “bring her own noose” to a meeting of MPs.
MPs from across the political spectrum have lined up to condemn the graphic comments.
Many said parliamentarians should remember the 2016 murder of Labour's Jo Cox, who was fatally shot and stabbed by a neo-Nazi terrorist.
Sign up to leaders' debates campaign Sky News is calling for the creation of an independent Leaders' Debates Commission to oversee television debates
Former Brexit minister Steve Baker said in the Commons that disciplinary action should be taken.
He said: “The person or persons who directed violent language at (Mrs May) have thoroughly disgraced themselves.
“I very much hope that they are discovered and I hope that she will withdraw the whip from them.”
The PM thanked ..

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant ‘cycles naked through London park’

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant 'cycles naked through London park' 22 October 2018 Image copyright PA Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has been filmed apparently cycling nude around a London park to promote the creation of an annual naked bike ride.
The MP appears in the YouTube video in a silver tie and sunglasses, with a strategically placed black box protecting his modesty.
He is campaigning for an annual naked ride in his Lichfield constituency to raise money for a local hospice..

Park homes: ‘Fit and proper person’ test for site owners

Park homes: 'Fit and proper person' test for site owners 22 October 2018 Mobile home site owners in England who harass and financially exploit residents could have their licences taken off them under planned new laws.
The government plans to introduce a “fit and proper person” test to weed out rogue operators.
The law was tightened up in 2013 – but a review has found some site owners were still abusing their position.
Many of those living in so-called park homes are elderly and vulnera..

‘Hold our nerve’ on Brexit, under-pressure May tells party

Theresa May has said it may be preferable for Britain to extend the period it remains tied to EU rules and regulations, as she called on her party to “hold our nerve”.
The prime minister said such a move could allow more time to sort out Britain's future relationship with the EU, without needing to activate a controversial contingency plan for the Irish border known as the “backstop”.
While extending the transition was “undesirable”, Mrs May said she was ready to “explore every possible option”.
Mrs May was updating MPs on the state of play in the Brexit negotiations, amid speculation she could be about to face a vote of no confidence amid disquiet over her handling of Britain's EU exit.
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Anonymous MPs were quoted using violent imagery to describe how perilous her position was, comments that have sparked a backlash..

‘Hold our nerve’ on Brexit, under-pressure May tells party

Theresa May has said it may be preferable for Britain to extend the period it remains tied to EU rules and regulations, as she called on her party to “hold our nerve”.
The prime minister said such a move could allow more time to sort out Britain's future relationship with the EU, without needing to activate a controversial contingency plan for the Irish border known as the “backstop”.
While extending the transition was “undesirable”, Mrs May said she was ready to “explore every possible option”.
Mrs May was updating MPs on the state of play in the Brexit negotiations, amid speculation she could be about to face a vote of no confidence amid disquiet over her handling of Britain's EU exit.
Sign up to leaders' debates campaign Sky News is calling for the creation of an independent Leaders' Debates Commission to oversee television debates
Anonymous MPs were quoted using violent imagery to describe how perilous her position was, comments that have sparked a backlash..

Theresa May: ‘Be careful about language’ on Brexit

Theresa May: 'Be careful about language' on Brexit 22 October 2018 Related TopicsJo Cox murder Image copyright PA Image caption The PM was told to “bring her own noose” to a meeting with her own backbenchers later this week Theresa May called on politicians to be “careful about language” they use after words directed at her over Brexit.
In an article in the Sunday Times, a Tory backbencher was quoted as saying: “The moment is coming when the knife gets heated, stuck in her front and t..

Tory MP Fabricant strips off for naked bike ride

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant usually catches the eye for his shock of blonde hair – but now he's the focus of attention for cycling through London in the buff.
The 68-year-old stripped naked before hopping on one of the capital's Santander hire bikes, as a means of promoting a charity ride in his Lichfield constituency.
In a video, the Tory backbencher urges his social media followers to join him in supporting the cycle ride in aid of the local St Giles Hospice.
Image: Michael Fabricant said the event will 'uncover all sorts of parts' Mr Fabricant notes the event in his constituency will “uncover all sorts of parts I've never seen before”, adding: “I'm told naked cycle riding is both healthy and liberating.”
Posting on Twitter after filming the clip, the politician admitted: “I think I can say, without fear of contradiction, there is little more unpleasant than filming naked on a chilly spring morning without any clothes or a tan to make you look ..

Tory MP Fabricant strips off for naked bike ride

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant usually catches the eye for his shock of blonde hair – but now he's the focus of attention for cycling through London in the buff.
The 68-year-old stripped naked before hopping on one of the capital's Santander hire bikes, as a means of promoting a charity ride in his Lichfield constituency.
In a video, the Tory backbencher urges his social media followers to join him in supporting the cycle ride in aid of the local St Giles Hospice.
Image: Michael Fabricant said the event will 'uncover all sorts of parts' Mr Fabricant notes the event in his constituency will “uncover all sorts of parts I've never seen before”, adding: “I'm told naked cycle riding is both healthy and liberating.”
Posting on Twitter after filming the clip, the politician admitted: “I think I can say, without fear of contradiction, there is little more unpleasant than filming naked on a chilly spring morning without any clothes or a tan to make you look ..

Staff call for action on House of Commons bullying

Staff call for action on House of Commons bullying 22 October 2018 Related TopicsWestminster harassment scandal A letter calling for action to tackle bullying and sexual harassment in the House of Commons has been signed by 80 current and former senior staff.
The signatories all claim to have experienced such behaviour by MPs or seen it first-hand “left unchallenged”.
Addressed to the House of Commons Commission, the letter demands recommendations from a report by Dame Laura Cox are implemente..

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