Anna Soubry on the abuse suffered by MPs

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Anna Soubry: “They harass and frighten you to shut you up” Anna Soubry: “They harass and frighten you to shut you up”SARAH CRESSWELL FOR THE TIMES; HAIR & MAKE UP: FIONA MOORE FOR DANIEL GALVIN

Anna Soubry no longer stands at the edge of the platform when she takes the Tube because she worries that somebody will push her on to the track. She uses a side entrance into the House of Commons, constantly looks over her shoulder and wears shoes she can run in. “These are my Brexit bovver boots,” she says. “They are absolutely glorious.”

The Conservative MP, who faced chants of “Soubry is a Nazi” this week from pro-Brexit protesters in yellow vests as she conducted an interview outside Parliament, will not be cowed. The newspaper front page describing her and other pro-European Tories as “mutineers” hangs framed in her office. She has had so many death threats that she can’t keep track, asking her aide during…

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