Lawyer shoved MP

Borehamwood

A parliamentary lawyer who claims he was attacked by an engineer outside a Westminster bar was once disciplined for shoving an MP and calling him a ‘f***king idiot’, a court heard. Ronald Freeman, 57, allegedly assaulted Peter Brooksbank, who helps MPs scrutinise legislation, outside the Sports and Social Bar in the Commons grounds last December 5. Freeman allegedly angered Mr Brooksbank, 64, after tugging on his lanyard inside the private bar. He then shoved the lawyer over after he chased…

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