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Intimidation and abuse of MPs and other people in public office has become worse in the current political climate, a former head of MI5 has said. Lord Evans - the chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life - told the BBC it was not just a Brexit-related issue, although that had made things "particularly acute". He said some MPs were limiting what they say on public matters. It comes as Met Police figures show a rise in offences against MPs last year. Speaking to Radio 4's World At One programme, Lord Evans said he was "very concerned" about a "problem that isn't going away". Lord Evans, director general of MI5 between 2007 and 2013, said the threat came from across the politica... Full story

22 March