It is by now clear to most decent minded people that our political class puts up with a high degree of abuse. Being heckled while out in public is a common occurrence for many politicians, while online attacks are a depressing staple of most representatives’ lives.
That this is unfair and unwarranted is beyond doubt. Vigorous debate is the lifeblood of any healthy democracy, but increasingly this criticism strays into personalised and incoherent ranting...
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