Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Lib Dems respond to report on Intimidation in Public Life

The Committee on Standards in Public Life has today published a report on intimidation in public life.

The report calls for a new law to crack down on the rise in intimidation and abuse at elections and says social-media companies should tackle "persistent, vile and shocking abuse" directed at politicians.

Liberal Democrat President Sal Brinton, who gave evidence to the report, commented:

"We welcome this report and its recommendations.

"The Liberal Democrats look forward to working with other parties to implement these proposals to tackle intimidation in public life.

"It's crucial that both social media companies and political parties take action to tackle the shocking rise in abuse against those standing for public office."

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