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A panic room, a brick and Labour's bitter fued

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>> Britain's opposition Labour Party is in the midst of a bruising leadership contest. And away from the cameras, the debate is getting increasingly nasty. I'm Reuters UK Political Correspondent Kylie McClellan in Westminster, where some MP's have been telling me about their experiences. So the mood is increasingly divisive, Labour MPs say they're facing a lot of abuse online from pro-Corbyn supporters since the leadership challenge began.
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A lot of the abuse is happening online, homophobic, anti-Semitic comments. But some MPs say they've also had members of the pro-Corbyn grassroots movement, momentum, campaigning outside their offices. Former leadership contender Angela Reagal says a brick was thrown through her office window and some MPs have gone as far as changing their locks on their offices one's even installed a panic room in her office.
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There's due to be a review of all constituency boundaries before the next election in 2020. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that this should be an opportunity for local parties to reselect their candidates. And some MPs are worried that this will be used as an opportunity to replace them with a pro Corbyn candidate if they don't tow the line between now and then.
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Corbyn is the favorite to win again when the result is announced on the September 24th. Labour MPs don't want to talk about the split, but they do acknowledge that it is going to be very hard to reunite after such a nasty campaign, and that if things don't change, if he carries on as he has been up until the leadership challenge, that it will be very hard to come back behind him.