The anger directed against MPs over Brexit is “not surprising”, the PM’s adviser, Dominic Cummings, has said.
The former Vote Leave campaign director said the only way the issue of abuse would be solved is if MPs “respect” the result of the EU referendum.
Mr Cummings’s remarks came after Boris Johnson defended language he used in Parliament amid criticism from MPs.
The parliamentary tensions have led 120 archbishops and bishops to warn against “further entrenching our divisions”.
The intervention followed an ill-tempered debate on Wednesday, as MPs returned to Parliament after the Supreme Court ruled the suspension of Parliament was unlawful.