Yvette Cooper calls on Jeremy Corbyn to take action after she is threatened with beheading
Yvette Cooper says Mr COrbyn should ‘deliver action not just words’
Yvette Cooper has called on Jeremy Corbyn to do more to curb the online abuse of Labour MPs after revealing that she has received death threats.
Ms Cooper said one Twitter user claimed they wanted to “behead” her and said Mr Corbyn, who was re-elected leader of the party on Saturday, and shadow chancellor John McDonnell should “back party staff when they try to tackle abuse”.
Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the former shadow foreign secretary said: “Jeremy Corbyn has rightly condemned abuse many times. But when you are the leader of a party with a problem, especially when you have just been re-elected, you should use your authority to deliver action not just words.”
She told the paper: “The worst I get as a Labour MP is usually from the far right. Recent grim tweets include an Australian who wants to behead me and a Trump supporter who hates refugees.