Labour MP Dawn Butler threatens to call police on Mumsnet amid backlash over Brianna Ghey’s murder


Labour MP Dawn Butler faces criticism

Labour MP Dawn Butler has come under fire after blaming the Government for creating anti-trans "hate" following the conviction of two teenagers for the murder of Brianna Ghey. Butler's comments on social media platform X were met with backlash from users of parenting website Mumsnet, who accused her of "weaponizing" the tragedy.

Threats to report Mumsnet to police

Butler's response to the criticism was to threaten to report Mumsnet to the police. In a subsequent post, she stated, "Time for me to unfollow and report Mumsnet to @metpoliceuk." This threat only served to further anger users, with some pointing out that criticizing politicians is not illegal.

Cops rule murder not a hate crime

It should be noted that the murder of Brianna Ghey, which took place in Warrington, was ruled by the police as not being a hate crime. This fact adds another layer to the controversy surrounding Butler's comments and her decision to involve law enforcement.

Mumsnet founder responds

Justine Roberts, the founder and CEO of Mumsnet, has responded to Butler's accusations. Roberts highlighted the irony of Butler choosing to post her attack on Mumsnet on X, a platform known for hosting comments that would not be tolerated on Mumsnet. Roberts also criticized the moderation on X for being "light touch at best."

Comments from MP and Met requested

Both Dawn Butler and the Metropolitan Police were approached for comment on the situation.