After the shocking stabbing, which took place yesterday in the south of the country, which claimed the life of Conservative MP David Amis, British Home Secretary Priti Patel announced today, Saturday, that strict security measures will be taken to protect lawmakers.
She explained that security measures will be taken to protect the deputies so that they can continue to perform their work, stressing that whoever tries to attack and assassinate democracy in the country will not succeed
She also stressed in a video clip, according to what was reported by Reuters, that British society would not be subject to intimidation. “We live in an open, democratic society,” she said. “We cannot succumb to anyone who tries to prevent work in the service of democracy.”
Security of Representatives to the fore
It is noteworthy that the shock caused by the death of the 69-year-old Conservative MP and father of five yesterday after he was stabbed several times while on duty in Lee-on-Sea, about sixty kilometers east of London, has brought the question of the safety of elected officials to the fore.
She recalled the assassination of Labor MP Jo Cox in June 2016, when she was 41, after she was also stabbed to death by right-wing extremist Thomas Mayer, 53, a week before the referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union.
From the scene of the stabbing of British MP David Ames (Reuters)
It is reported that the records showed an increase in misdemeanors against parliamentarians in the country.
In 2019, British police reported a 126 percent increase in such attacks.
Several elected officials also confirmed that they were subjected to death threats, especially during the atmosphere that accompanied Brexit, which has deeply divided the country.