Infamous anti-vaxxer Piers Corbyn has been arrested on suspicion of encouragement to commit arson, after a video surfaced online of him recommending people ‘burn down’ the offices of MPs who backed new coronavirus regulations.
Speaking to a London crowd during a protest against vaccine passports on Saturday, Corbyn said “we’ve got to get a bit more physical” when it comes to airing political views.
“We’ve got to hammer to death those scum… those scum who have decided to go ahead with introducing new fascism.
“We’ve got a list of them … and if your MP is one of them, go to their offices and, well, I would recommend burning them down, okay,” he added.
The comments come just months after Tory MP Sir David Amess was stabbed and killed during a surgery in his Southend West constituency, and five years after Labour’s Jo Cox was murdered during the EU referendum campaign.
Priti Patel, the home secretary, took to Twitter to describe Corbyn’s remarks as “sickening”.