Speaker suspends Commons session after government breaks the rules AGAIN

Last Updated: December 8, 2022By Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

They were warned.

Time and time again, Tory ministers have been told that their statements to the House of Commons have to be made in a very particular way, which is:

  • not after announcing what they’re doing to the media first, and
  • not without giving Opposition parties full access to the contents of their speech.

But Michael Gove – who has been in government on and off since 2010 and therefore should know better – broke those rules yet again, and this time Commons Speaker Lyndsay Hoyle had had enough.

He suspended the sitting of the Commons – firstly for five minutes and then for a longer period, in order to investigate Gove’s reasons for failing to supply more than a brief summary of his long speech before he delivered it and to provide Opposition parties with a chance to absorb what he had said and formulate questions on it.

Was Gove trying to avoid letting his fellow MPs have the chance to ask pertinent questions?

Or is he just incompetent?

As always, it’s hard to separate idiocy from intent with this lot.

The whole saga was captured on video, so you can watch it for yourself:

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One Comment

  1. Martyn December 8, 2022 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    Why are MP’s above the law? Why are they allowed to commit lies, theft, fraud , corruption, social murder, and treason against the people of Britain, without any comebacks? Why are they not arrested, tried and convicted, like those with less are?

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