When you become an MP or a Government Minister your political views, political correctness and indeed personal life becomes up for grabs. Having made the decision to become an MP as she has it’s pretty much part of the job description and you get paid a lot of money for that occasional 5 minutes of pain. I bet she is secretly delighted that she has got so much attention. Granted there is validity in your “simple” views although I don’t completely agree with them. Perhaps it’s unfortunate that reasonable people more often these days find a need to have their voices heard publicly and why should Anna Soubry have the individual attention of the media?? Shouting down the opposition and heckling ,have been normal behaviour for hundreds of years in Westminster.
I don’t believe that she was in any danger ... probably had to make a quick trip to the MP ladies washroom when she got back indoors tho.
So, I repeat - if this happened to you, would you feel threatened?
I agree that by going into politics you put your views, opinions and actions into the public eye but your safety should not be compromised. Again, I'll repeat, this isn't about the politics, this is about personal safety while on the street.
By excusing this behaviour you're saying it's OK to physically surround someone and jeer/shout at them because they hold a different opinion to you. I expect you'll play it down and explain it away as 'just a bit of shouting, no harm done' but in the current political climate these actions escalate quickly with often dangerous results.