Scuffles broke out this morning in the Lower House amidst unprecedented scenes when MPs protested against the suspension of parliament by Boris Johnson.
While the traditional proroguing ceremony started to close the session of Parliament, opposition members walked to speaker John Bercow's chair with signs with the text & # 39; Silenced & # 39 ;.
With the Speaker needed as part of the splendor of walking from the Commons to the Lords, Labor & # 39; s Lloyd Russell-Moyle, 35, plunged over Mr. Bercow, seemingly in a symbolic attempt to put him in keep moving.
While the Commons porters struggled to drag him away, Mr. Russell-Moyle fell into fellow protesters, while others tumbled over the chaos.
Continue to support Mr. Bercow, who had announced he would quit hours earlier, himself gave a passionate speech against the suspension of Commons business, calling it & # 39; not normal & # 39; and told a Tory who objected to his attitude: “I couldn't fly flamingo what your view is. & # 39;
A group of MPs stood near the Speaker and held signs with & # 39; silent & # 39; when the ceremony started. L-R shown: Dawn Butler (tartan pants), Clive Lewis (outstretched arm), Caroline Lucas (face covered, wearing scarf), Lloyd Russell-Moyle (red hair)
MPs filmed or photographed the chaotic scenes from their phones in the room
After the prorogation, the speaker's chair was left with a sign saying the word & # 39; silence & # 39;
During the ceremony, as Black Rod said she needed the presence of MPs in the Lords, opposition members roared & # 39; No & # 39; and drowned her before part of their number hurried to Mr. Bercow.
Bercow later expressed his support for the protesting MPs and told them that they could stay in place instead of joining him with the gentlemen.
& # 39; I fully understand why many members feel much more comfortable staying there, & # 39; he said. However, he fulfilled his role of leading mainly Tory MPs through the central lobby while the shouts of & # 39; shame about you & # 39; raining from the opposition banks.
The drama took place at nearly 1:30 am after a day of the marathon that ended with MPs who blocked Mr. Johnson's last bid to hold a quick election.
The prime minister had announced plans to suspend parliament – or prologue – for five weeks until October 14 before giving a new speech to the queen. Political rivals say he does it to silence MPs in the run-up to the Brexit.
Labor MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle is seen (face appears under a protest sign) lying in the chair of the Speaker in symbolic protest
Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Brighton Kemptown) seemed to be trying to hold speaker John Bercow when asked to lead MPs to the gentlemen
A group of Labor MPs held signs with & # 39; silent & # 39; written on them when the ceremony started
While the Commons porter (bald gentleman on the right of the chair) pulls Mr. Russell-Moyle (in the light gray suit) out of the chair, green MP Caroline Lucas is sent tumbling to the Commons green benches (right)
Black Rod contradicts The official ceremony to suspend parliament began early this morning and some Labor MPs protested
MP lifting the Mace now lies over the speaker's lap
The young MEP who seemed to be lying over the speaker's lap last night to prevent him from getting up and bringing the house forward is the same Labor member who defied the convention to take the Mace out of the room last December.
Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Labor MP for Brighton Kemptown, was first elected to the Lower House two years ago, just a year after he first became a council member.
Labor MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle, MP for Brighton Kemptown, grabbed the ceremonial club on Monday night before being thrown out of the house
The proud Corbynite, 35, caught the breath of his more established colleagues when he lifted the Mace, the ceremonial symbol of the House's authority, and tried to walk it out of the room, protesting Therea May who Brexit postponed that she was expected to lose. .
It meant that tensions were high when the traditional ceremony, which is held at the end of every parliamentary session, started.
The new Black Rod Sarah Clarke – acting in this context as a messenger from the Lords – had entered the Commons to address Mr. Bercow as the Speaker.
When she started her speech, she gave a Labor MP a hard look as he told her & # 39; come off it & # 39; but went on to say that the Lords & # 39; the presence of this Honorable House wanted … & # 39; Before she could finish her sentence & # 39; in the opposition members of the House of Peers who & # 39; no & # 39; shouted, drowned her before she stepped aside to allow Mr. Bercow his answer.
The scuffle then broke out alongside Mr. Bercow – who under normal circumstances would be expected to simply lead all MPs through the lobby to the House of Lords.
When they took off, a cruel Mr. Bercow, who sank into his chair and spoke in a slow, deliberate way, spoke directly to Black Rod – as she glanced at him.
In bad-tempered scenes that will come down in Westminster history, he said to her: I will treat you and what you have to say with respect and I acknowledge that our presence is desired by Her Majesty the Commissioners of the Queen – they do what they believe to be right and I recognize my (ceremonial) role in this.
& # 39; I am perfectly happy, as I have advised others, to play my part, but I would like to point out that this is NOT a standard or normal prorogation.
& # 39; I will play my part, but this is not a normal prorogation, it is not typical, it is not standard. It is one of the longest in decades. And it represents not only in the minds of many colleagues, but huge numbers of people outside, an act of executive fiat … but I will play my part. & # 39;
Mr Bercow was repeatedly interrupted from both sides of the room – with opposition calling & # 39; Honest John & # 39; and calls Tories with & # 39; Just do your job & # 39 ;.
The Speaker fought out bursts of two MPs, with Tory Andrew Stephenson rushing out of the house while Mr. Bercow called to him & # 39; you will not be missed & # 39; before he told another Tory: & # 39; right to your opinion. I could not give a flying flamingo what your opinion is. & # 39;
He then joined Black Rod to lead mainly Tory MPs to the Lords.
Opposition members remained in protest at the Commons, with an improvised song in the room.
SNP MPs started & # 39; Scots Wha Hae & # 39; to sing – considered by the party as the alternative anthem.
And Labor MPs also sang the Red Flag before SNP MP Gavin Newland's jokes called on conservative MPs to sing – without answer.
Opposition benches in the House of Lords were empty when both Labor and Liberal Democrat colleagues boycotted the ceremony in protest against the suspension of parliament.
It was left to the Tory leader at Lords Baroness Evans of Bowes Park, Lord Speaker Lord Fowler and convener of Craighead's independent crossbenchers Lord Hope to formally receive the Commons Speaker and MPs.
In the Commons early this morning, Boris Johnson (photo) warned that Jeremy Corbyn and Remainers & # 39; cannot hide forever & # 39; after his last call for an unexpected election was rejected
Corbyn was branded by the prime minister as a & # 39; yellow belly & # 39; during bad-tempered late night collisions in the Lower House. The election call was supported by only 293 MPs
Speaker John Bercow was praised by opposition MPs after returning from the Lords – leaving most of the government's banks empty.
& # 39; I feel much more at home here & # 39 ;, said Mr. Bercow. A member of parliament asked if he had been offered a peerage.
Mr. Bercow answered: & # 39; Who said it was offered? & # 39;
Mr Bercow read a traditional speech that reflected what had happened in the Lords, and with that the House of Commons was announced shortly before 2 am.
Mr. Bercow was then seen shaking hands with Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn and a number of Labor MPs.
PROROGATION PROTEST: & # 39; IT IS NOT TYPICAL, NOT STANDARD … & # 39;
Speaker John Bercow addressed Black Rod when she asked MPs to travel to the Lords for the prorogation ceremony. He told her:
& # 39; I will treat you and what you have to say with respect and I acknowledge that our attendance is desired by Her Majesty the Queen's commissioners – they do what they think is right and I acknowledge my role in this matter. & # 39;
There was a break from the conservative banks. Mr. Bercow shot back:
& # 39; I don't care if you like it or not. & # 39;
Amid cheers from the opposition and cheers from conservative banks, one MP greeted the speaker as & # 39; Honest John. He went on:
& # 39; I am perfectly happy, as I have advised others, to play my part, but I want to point out that this is NOT a standard or normal prorogation. & # 39;
Another interruption of Tory Andrew Stephenson saw the MP storm out of the room, while Mr. Bercow roared after him:
& # 39; I don't need a response from you, young man. Go away man! You will not be missed. & # 39;
Tory MPs were already desperately pressing for Mr Bercow: & # 39; Just do your job & # 39 ;. he answered:
& # 39; I will play my part, but this is not a normal prorogation, it is not typical, it is not standard. It is one of the longest in decades. And it represents, not just in the minds of many colleagues, but a huge number of people outside, an act of executive fiat. & # 39;
After applause from the opposition, he added:
& # 39; … From an executive fiat and that is why I understand it very well – I have already said that Black Rod respects and Black Rod does its duty and the Queen's commissioners do their duty, and I will play my part. .. & # 39;
Black Rod Sarah Clarke shot angrily looks at Mr. Bercow
Black Rod stood with a gritty face and photographed daggers on Mr. Bercow from her position on the floor of the house. He continued:
& # 39; But I completely understand … & # 39;
There was then a break from a Tory that Mr. Bercow named as & # 39; Mr. Stewart. It was unclear whether it was Bob or Iain Stewart MP. Mr. Bercow told him:
& # 39; I don't need advice on your order, Mr. Stewart! You are a master of disorder, man! But I fully understand why many members feel much more comfortable staying where they are. Mr Stewart, if you do not like it, you are fully entitled to your opinion. I could not give a flying flamingo what your opinion is. Thank you very much indeed.& # 39;
His protest about Mr. Bercow led the MPs who wanted to follow him to the gentlemen.
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