Tom Hunt, Ipswich Mp

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OPINION: The impartiality of the Speaker is cornerstone of parliamentary democracy

The past week has been a tumultuous one. With British politics further drifting into dangerous and unfamiliar territory we have seen several unpleasant and disturbing occurrences. Not least the distortion and disruption of our democratic process last Wednesday over the Gaza Ceasefire debate, but also an alarming rise in threats of violence, and worse, issued to MPs and other representatives. To add to my further concern and disappointment, I was shocked and saddened to hear that an Ipswich resident and member of our local community had pleaded guilty to two counts of sending communications of death or serious harm to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan – this is entirely unacceptable and cannot be tolerated to happen in a civilised land.