Commons suspension update: NO ACTION over Ministerial Code breach?

Last Updated: December 9, 2022By Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Could anything else so succinctly demonstrate the power that Parliament has to hold the government to account – or rather the lack of it?

Commons Speaker Lyndsay Hoyle suspended a sitting of the House of Commons on Thursday (December 8) after discovering that Michael Gove had failed to deliver a full copy of a ministerial statement on the opening of a new coal mine, either to him or to Opposition parties.

This meant the Speaker was unable to select the MPs who would question the minister on the decision, because nobody had the information needed to inform such questions.

This is a breach of the Ministerial Code and by rights, Gove should have resigned.

But, as Maximilien Robespierre observes in the video below, he’s not going to resign.

He won’t be punished by prime minister Rishi Sunak.

And the Commons sitting was suspended for just five minutes.

Pathetic. Toothless. Pointless.

Here’s the clip:

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One Comment

  1. Martyn December 9, 2022 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    The people really have no say in government.Parliament is filled with thieves, crooks, the corrupt, the callous and cruel scumbags are above the law, and there is no one to hold them to account. Parliament is no longer fit for purpose, and may as well be shut down.

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