Monday, July 26, 2021

Quote of the day 26th July 2021

Tom Harris on why parliament has, and should have, a rule against MPs calling each other liars. He argues that, if there were no such rule ...



2 comments:

Jim said...

They all just shout over each other anyway. In general if an infant school class behaved in the way politicians in the HOC do they would, quite rightly. be punished for it.
They act like an absolute rabble and no matter which party, they wont answer a question.

PMQs is the obvious example of this at its worst.

Chris Whiteside said...

I have some sympathy for your point, but without those rules which do exist requiring some civility - such as the ban on calling one another liars - the situation you not unreasonably criticise would probably be even worse.