MPs Scolded for Unruly Behavior in Commons by Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle


The House of Commons was turned into a rowdy classroom during PMQs yesterday, prompting Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle to deliver a stern rebuke.

Unruly Behavior and Naughty MPs

Sir Lindsay Hoyle expressed his anger at the noisy, rude, and obnoxious behavior of some politicians in recent weeks. Dressed in a billowing black gown and glasses, he resembled a strict headteacher from a 1950s boarding school as he gave the unruly MPs a tongue lashing.

Escalation of Unhelpful Exchanges

Sir Lindsay Hoyle criticized "unhelpful exchanges and the attempted use of props" and highlighted that the language used by some MPs fell short of standards. He reminded them of the approaching general election and urged them to exercise greater constraint.

Sir Keir Starmer's Joke

Amidst the scolding, Sir Keir Starmer managed to inject some humor into the proceedings. He asked about Tory MP George Freeman, who claimed he had to quit as a minister due to his inadequate £120k salary. Sir Keir's witty remark prompted laughter from Labour MPs and even a smile from former Prime Minister Theresa May.

Restless Class and Fleeing MPs

As the session continued, some MPs couldn't resist distractions. Roads minister Guy Opperman was engrossed in his phone, while Tom Hunt and Jill Mortimer shared secret chats. Jacob Rees-Mogg made a discreet exit through the back door, followed closely by former chief whip Wendy Morton. Eventually, the session came to an end, much to the relief of all.

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