Speaker John Bercow summons party leaders to peace talks

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Meeting called after multiple MPs raise fears over effect of angry rhetoric in Commons

Commons Speaker John Bercow has summoned party leaders to an emergency meeting on the growing use of inflammatory language in Westminster, amid concerns that MPs are facing an increasing safety risk before a potential election.

Bercow has convened the meeting on Monday in an attempt to tackle the acrimony in the Commons and to discuss any new security measures in parliament. It comes just days after Boris Johnson accused his opponents of Brexit betrayal and surrender.

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