The MP for Birmingham Yardley shared a picture of a threat she said she had received as the Prime Minister was urged to temper his language during fiery scenes in Parliament.
The anonymous missive sent to Ms Phillips said: “It was rather prophetic that Boris Johnson should say: ‘I would rather be found dead in a ditch’. That is what will happen to those who do not deliver Brexit.”
This week I received an anonymous letter to my constituency office here is what it said. @10DowningStreet might think we are "humbugs" about his words but they are literally being used in death threats against me. pic.twitter.com/au6E0v9CpI
— Jess Phillips Esq., M.P. (@jessphillips) September 25, 2019
Sharing the image via Twitter, Ms Phillips wrote: “This week I received an anonymous letter to my constituency office here is what is said. @10DowningStreet might think we are ‘humbugs’ about his words but they are literally being used in death threats against me.”
Her message referred to a heated exchange in the Commons on Wednesday in which Mr Johnson rejected calls to temper his language as “humbug”.
Tracey Brabin, who succeeded murdered MP Jo Cox as MP for Batley and Spen, told the PM he needed to remember “his words have consequences”.
But Mr Johnson sparked anger by saying the best way to honour Mrs Cox - an ardent Remainer - was to "get Brexit done”.
Earlier, Ms Phillips had urged the Prime Minister should “act with some humility and contrition” and apologise for his decision to prorogue Parliament - a move deemed unlawful by the Supreme Court.
She said: “I know that the Prime Minister wants to appear as a strong man.
“But the strongest thing he could do that would look the best to this country at the moment would be to act with some humility and contrition.”
She added: “This looks horrendous to the public and he thinks he speaks for the people, let me tell you now, it will look much better if the Prime Minister rises to his feet now and says ‘I am sorry, I got this wrong’. Let’s try honesty.”