MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven Lloyd Russell-Moye has been been attacked on a street in his constituency after being confronted by an angry man over the issue of Brexit.
Mr Russell-Moyes Tweeted about the incident saying: “I was out today (Thursday 21st 2019) in the street of Kemptown with @itvnews, a vast majority want to remain and have a final say vote on deal vs remain. Unfortunately at the end of the day a man came up and started shouting at the TV crew and me. Saying MPs are the problems & we are traitors.
“He tried to assault me, grabbed & bent my glasses and for a moment I thought he was going to hit me. 3 grown men had to prise him off me. This is not normal.”
The MP for the Deans & Peacehaven has blamed Prime Minister Theresa May of stoking “fear and division” after her speech to the nation last night, of which he believes contributed directly to him being assaulted.
The MP later also Tweeted: A minory will fall for hate or division of May but attack’s like this afternoons will not make me frit. Only by standing up & not pandering will we gain decency for our nation. One way to stand up to fear is to join the march on Saturday & demand a #FinalSay and @anotherEurope.
Below Teresa May addresses the nation over Brexit (20/03/2019).