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Amid the heightened tensions, members of Parliament attempted to prevent House of Commons Speaker John Bercow from leaving the chamber – a ceremonial gesture which signifies that parliament is closed – by pinning him to his chair.
“I held onto his leg I think it was and others held onto his arms,” Lloyd Russell-Moyle, a Labour/Coop MP for Kemptown and Peacehaven, told the Independent in the early hours of Tuesday morning. “We took a symbolic protest to say to Speaker Bercow ‘no we don’t want you to go’ and held him in place temporarily.”
originally posted by: ManFromEurope
Did you vote in the UK?
If not, I may use the argument of the Trump-defenders: not your playground.
originally posted by: kwakakev
The irony of this is hilarious. From how I understand it Boris Johnson is trying to save the UK Parliament from the EU. To do this he has to put an end to all the in squabbling and make an executive decision. In someways it is a supportive measure of this move by defending the speakers seat.
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
a reply to: UKTruth
To be honest, I'm surprised we haven't seen any fights break out in Congress yet.