Anna Soubry accuses police of ignoring ‘Nazi’ abuse, Report

Anna Soubry accuses police of ignoring 'Nazi' abuse, Report
Anna Soubry accuses police of ignoring 'Nazi' abuse, Report

British Conservative MP Anna Soubry has hit out at Brexit protesters after being called a “Nazi” by a group outside parliament in London.

The pro-EU MP was interrupted while doing live interviews on College Green, across the road from the Palace of Westminster.

With the home of British politics clear in the background, she was forced to stop talking during a BBC discussion while people off-camera could be heard shouting “Soubry is a Nazi”.

She told interviewer Simon McCoy: “I do object to being called a Nazi, actually.

“I just think this is astonishing, this is what has happened to our country.

“But let’s try and move on and be positive about things.”

Protesters also chanted slogans including “liar, liar” throughout a live interview by Ms Soubry on Sky News.

Speaking up to be heard over the chants, Ms Soubry told interviewer Kay Burley: “I don’t have a problem with people demonstrating and making their views heard.

“I have a real problem with people who call me a traitor or ‘Soubry, you Nazi’. That is a criminal offence and I’m a criminal barrister.

“I’m also a lass from Worksop, so I don’t get scared by these people or intimidated. I was a reporter during the miners’ strike, so I don’t feel physically intimidated.

“My difficulty is I want to respond and you mustn’t, so I’m really behaving myself.”

Ms Soubry, who has been regular contributor to RTÉ News radio and television programmes, said the incident was “seriously worrying”.

She added: “I’m afraid the truth is that Brexit has unleashed these people.

“This is Britain now. This is not the country I know and love and these people do not represent our country and they need sorting out.

“I’m told that we should get used to it, but we shouldn’t have to. Apparently it’s democracy in action and the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) believe that no offences are being committed.”