Sir David Amess: Priti Patel pays tribute to 'a man of the people' - BBC News

The home secretary says the Southend West MP died doing the job he loved, as political leaders lay wreaths near where he was attacked.

10/16/2021 12:48:00 PM

“He was a man of the people, he was absolutely there for everyone” Home Secretary Priti Patel pays tribute to her friend Conservative MP Sir David Amess Police say they are treating his death as a terrorist incident

The home secretary says the Southend West MP died doing the job he loved, as political leaders lay wreaths near where he was attacked.

'We can't just assert that nothing should change' - Harriet HarmanSecurity of MPs after the death of Sir David Amess is a big topic for debate this morning.Labour MP Harriet Harman, chair of the Human Rights Select Committee, who reported on threats to MPs in 2019, says she will be writing to the prime minister asking him to back a Speaker's Conference to review the safety of parliamentarians in their constituencies

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Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesShe told BBC Radio 4's Today programme the issue of MP safety had"absolutely" worsened since her election in 1982 and in the wake of Sir David's death,"we can't just assert that nothing should change".

"I don't think anybody wants to go to a situation where the police are vetting individual constituents who come and see us, but I'm sure there is a safer way to go about our business," she said.She added since Jo Cox's death there had been changes to home security and security in Parliament, but not about"how we go about that important business in our constituency, but do it in a safe way".

"I think we must do that now," she said."We cannot have the death of an MP being a price worth paying for our democracy." Read more: BBC News (UK) »

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BBCPolitics We demand safety of Bangladeshi Hindus. ✊ StopCommunalAttack SaveBangladeshiHindus BangladeshiHinduWantSafety WeDemandSafety WeDemandJustice SaveHindus SaveHinduTemples SaveOurCommunity SaveHumanity BBCPolitics we’ve imported this problem. BBCPolitics How was the Muslim allowed allowed to carry a huge knife o that’s right black people said it was not fair stop and search people so MPs who in my opinion are frightened of being in conflict with black people climbed down something about not been seen to be racist no prevention

BBCPolitics Whereas pritipatel is not , she is a divisive figure . Lost words - when our Government have let these monsters in, these lone wolf attacks are on the increase. Even in this she is not credible, not believable. These words should be spoken by someone who means them! Terrible what happened...but there for everyone...except the poor.

I hear he was anti-lockdowns, anti-masks and anti-vaccine passports. In which case this is wasn't a random attack by an Islamic nutter. Very fishy. This is what happens when you don’t pull your finger out your tuppence and these ⬇️⬇️ rock up day in day out. BBCPolitics Wow. What a hypocrite. 🤢 part of the problem

Watch: Sir Keir Starmer pays tribute to murdered MP Sir David AmessSir Keir Starmer has paid tribute to murdered MP Sir David Amess.The 69-year-old, who represented Southend West, was stabbed multiple times during a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday.“Sir David had a profound sense of public duty. He was highly respected and much liked across the Houses of Parliament on all sides,” the Labour Leader said as he paid tribute to Mr Amess.“Violence, intimidation and threats will never prevail over the tireless work of public servents like David, simply doing his job.”Sign up to our breaking news email alerts here. Let’s not forget the banner at Tory conference saying “We only have to be lucky once” - seems rather ominous now doesn’t it. The violent rhetoric of the left must end. That includes referring to one’s opponents as ‘scum’ which Labour seems to tolerate from Shadow Ministers.

UK parliament must debate on Hindu genocide going on in Bangladesh.. When the public are attacked by terrorism the terrorist is named immediately.... when an mp is brutally killed they don't name the terrorist 26 killings in London by fatal stabbings so far, non treated as terrorist activity? If the perpertaitor is an Islamic follower, does that make their crime different? What is the difference between a Muslim and an Islamist?

Sir David Amess was 'true gent' - inside life of 'great MP' stabbed to deathSir David Amess, 69, who had been an MP since 1983, was stabbed several times during an incident at a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex so who stabbed him why dud they stab him what do the police say

Remembering Sir David Amess, MP of conviction and animal rights championPolitician from a humble background tirelessly campaigned for his constituents

Counter terrorism cops leading probe into murder of Sir David AmessThe Tory MP for Southend West, 69, was holding a surgery at the Belfairs Methodist Church, in Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on-Sea when his attacker ran into the building wielding a knife. WokeFascism Reaping the rewards of no border control/checks/undocumented illegal immigrants. Poor poor man and his wife and 5 kids! An utterly shocking racist attack.

Sir David Amess wrote about Jo Cox's 'barbaric' murder in bookIn Ayes & Ears: A Survivor's Guide to Westminster murdered MP David Amess wrote about Jo Cox's killing and how she had been attacked 'in the most barbaric fashion imaginable'. This you 👇

Sir David Amess: Tributes to much-loved MP who has died after being stabbedBoris Johnson calls Sir David, who has died after being stabbed, one of the kindest people in politics. I’d never heard of Sir David Amess before & I’ve found it so upsetting as all of the tributes for him come out. Absolutely no one should wake up thinking it’s a normal working day to not come home because of the awful acts of someone else. 😞💔