Chaos in the Commons as parliament is suspended to chants of ‘shame on you’

Published on Sep 10, 2019

As House of Commons Speaker John Bercow tried to suspend parliament on Monday night, well after midnight, a brief scuffle broke out near his chair as opposition lawmakers tried to stop him leaving his seat in protest at the prorogation. ‘This is not a normal prorogation,’ Bercow said. ‘It is not typical, it is not standard. It is one of the longest for decades and it represents not just in the minds of some colleagues but huge numbers of people outside, an act of executive fiat,’ he told a raucous chamber. As Conservative MPs filed out of the Commons, opposition MPs booed and cried out ‘shame on you’.

One thought on “Chaos in the Commons as parliament is suspended to chants of ‘shame on you’

  1. This really IS a Clown World. Their “leadership” looks more nuts than ours! I was suspicious of the speaker and looked up his wiki-bio, and sure enough…

    “His father was born to a Jewish family and his mother converted to Judaism. His paternal grandparents were Jews who arrived in Britain from Romania a century ago. Having settled in the UK, the family anglicised its surname from Berkowitz to Bercow.”

    Is there any place in the world where they haven’t inserted themselves into positions of power? It’s just stunning. But hey, great tie!


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