‘I’m not having it!’ Speaker Lindsay Hoyle kicks ‘over-excited’ Tory MP out of PMQs for heckling Keir Starmer in latest furious outburst at behaviour in Commons chamber
Speaker Lindsay Hoyle kicked a Tory MP out of PMQs today in his latest furious outburst.
Sir Lindsay ordered Paul Bristow to leave the chamber after seemingly becoming incensed by his barracking of Keir Starmer.
A clearly enraged Speaker stopped the party leaders trading blows over immigration to say: ‘Mr Bristow, I think you are going to be leaving…
‘I’m asking you to leave now because otherwise I will name you.’
Under Commons procedures ‘naming’ is the process by which the Speaker formally ejects an MP.
Sir Lindsay went on: ‘I’m not having it and I’ve warned you before… it’s the same people.’
Amid cheers of ‘bye’ from Opposition MPs and protests from Tories as the Peterborough MP made his way out, Sir Lindsay indicated the Labour benches and said: ‘The same will happen on this side.’
Mr Bristow conceded outside of the Commons: ‘I got a little over-excited.’
Speaker Lindsay Hoyle ordered Paul Bristow to leave the chamber after seemingly becoming incensed by his barracking of Keir Starmer
A clearly enraged Speaker stopped the party leaders trading blows over immigration to say: ‘Mr Bristow, I think you are going to be leaving.’ (file picture)
The Speaker often threatens MPs who he views as disrupting proceedings with being evicted to have an ‘early cup of tea’.
However, it is relatively rare for him to follow through on the warnings.
Sir Lindsay’s spokeswoman said: ‘Following a noisy start to PMQs, the Speaker asked Paul Bristow to leave the chamber, saying he would name him if not.
‘Mr Bristow left voluntarily and so no formal powers were exercised by the Speaker.’
Mr Bristow can stay on the parliamentary estate for the day and loses no pay, it is understood.
Earlier this month Sir Lindsay took Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch to task for failing to announce a Government’s U-turn on scrapping EU laws in the House of Commons first.
During the exchanges he told Ms Badenoch her demeanour was ‘totally not acceptable’ and demanded she ‘use the correct manners’.
In a statement before Ms Badenoch answered an urgent question in the Commons, the Speaker said: ‘Given the importance of this announcement, on such matters full engagement with Parliament and its committees is essential.
‘I will remind Government, we are elected to hear it first, not to read it in the Telegraph and certainly not a WMS (written ministerial statement) is satisfactory on such an important matter.’
The Commons Speaker told Kemi Badenoch her demeanour was ‘totally not acceptable’ and demanded she ‘use the correct manners’ during a clash earlier this month
Ms Badenoch said: ‘I’m very sorry that the sequencing that we chose was not to your satisfaction.’
But a furious Sir Lindsay took issue with the Cabinet minister’s response and replied: ‘That is totally not acceptable. Who do you think you’re speaking to, secretary of state?
‘I think we need to understand each other. I am the defender of this House and these benches on both sides.
‘I am not going to be spoken to by a secretary of state who is absolutely not accepting my ruling.‘
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