Jess Phillips opens up about horrific online abuse and death threats

Labour MP Jess Phillips says police visit her home ‘weeklydue to horrific online abuse and death threats from violent parents who want her to feel ‘the pain of having a child removed

  • Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence receives ‘nasty, graphiconline abuse
  • Mother-of-two believes her trolling is worse because she stands up for women
  • MP for Birmingham Yardley says remembering the killing of Jo Cox ‘triggers’ 그녀
  • Does not want police presence for MPs after murder of David Amess last month
  • Jess Phillips has revealed police visit her home weekly to take statements about the horrific online death threats she receives on a regular basis.

    The Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding opened up about the ‘nasty and graphicabuse she receives, often from violent parents who ‘blameher for having their children removed from their care.

    Trolls taunt the mother-of-two by saying they want her to feel ‘the pain of having a child removedand the Labour MP says she is often ‘triggeredby the abuse and is ‘taken backto the murder of Jo Cox.

    However Jess, 40, the MP for 버밍엄 Yardley, doesn’t believe in a police presence at surgeries in the wake of Sir 데이비드 에임스murder last month, insisting that constituents are often ‘vulnerable and need privacy’.

    Labour MP Jess Phillips, 사진에 2019, says police visit her home weekly to take statements about the horrific online death threats she receives on a regular basis

    Labour MP Jess Phillips, 사진에 2019, says police visit her home weekly to take statements about the horrific online death threats she receives on a regular basis

    Appearing on ITV’s Lorraine today, 그녀가 말했다: ‘A lot of the threats I get, and some of the people who have been criminalised for attacking me and my family, are men who perceive that because I stand up for women and girls that somehow I am a threat to them.

    ‘I get threats from people who perceive that I have had their children removed from them because they were violent towards their partners, the idea I hate men is used in some of the aggressive and violent threats I get.

    ‘People talking about very nasty and graphic abuse they would perpetuate against me: people hoping I have my children removed from me, that I understand the pain of being without my children, simply because I speak up for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

    하나, the MP for Birmingham Yardley doesn’t believe she or other MPs should have constant police protection, although more does need to be done to ensure they can do their job safely.

    Appearing on ITV's Lorraine today, opened up about the 'nasty and graphic' abuse she receives, often from violent parents who 'blame' her for having their children removed from their care

    Appearing on ITV’s Lorraine today, opened up about the ‘nasty and graphicabuse she receives, often from violent parents who ‘blameher for having their children removed from their care

    ‘It is complicated and I don’t think we have the answer yet I’m afraid’, 그녀가 말했다. ‘I don’t want to do my job if it means not being with the public.

    ‘Today I will spend my time with my constituents and I can’t be followed around by a police presence everywhere, there’s not enough police for that for a start, but I don’t want too.

    ‘I want people to come up to me and feel like they can trust me. MPs deal with a huge amount of vulnerable people who need privacy, so there’s got to be a balancing act because I can’t do my job unless I feel safe as well.

    She says that coping with the abuse can often be difficult, and that she can be ‘triggeredby the trolling and re-visit the traumatic memory of Jo Cox’s murder in 2016.

    그레임은 대학에 갔다, 40, doesn't believe in a police presence for Members of Parliament in the wake of Tory MP David Amesses murder last month. She is pictured on the Andrew Marr show in March

    그레임은 대학에 갔다, 40, doesn’t believe in a police presence for Members of Parliament in the wake of Tory MP David Amesses murder last month. She is pictured on the Andrew Marr show in March

    ‘I deal with it differently,’ 그녀가 말했다. ‘It depends if i’m having a bad day. I can’t cope with it sometimes and I’m frightened, I have events where I get triggered, I’ll be taken back to that moment. The killing of Jo Cox I get literally triggered where I go back to that moment.

    However she says that after writing about her feelings publically Parliament has contacted her offering support, adding that while she’s ‘hard as nailsit helps having someone to talk to.

    Jess says as her two children have got older she’s had to ‘prepare themfor the online abuse their mother receives.

    ‘I did try to keep it from them when they were smaller, but when the police are coming round weekly to take statements the children start to notice these things’, 그녀가 말했다.

    But Jess said she won’t give up politics yet, because she is ‘more afraid of living in a world where people are too frightened to step into public life’.