UKIP MP Confronted by Protesters

The UKIP MP Douglas Carswell has been confronted in the street by anti-austerity protesters near Westminster. Mr. Carswell was verbally abused in the confrontation and had to be escorted by officers to a police van and driven away. The MP was stopped by demonstrators at St. James Park tube station, who chanted abuse at him and an assistant. Carswell later tweeted that he had been waiting for a bus when he was attacked by a crowd, describing it as “very very nasty." The MP added that he had been engaged in peaceful discussions with a small group before being confronted by far larger numbers shouting insults such as “Ukip scum."