Published On: Wed, Sep 4th, 2019

VIDEO: Bercow booed as Speaker makes furious PMQs outburst at Boris ‘Observe the rules!’ | UK | News


Boris Johnson went head to head with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn just hours after he was defeated by the House of Commons to block a no deal Brexit. During the heated PMQs however, Speaker John Bercow told off the Prime Minister for naming Mr Corbyn, rather than referring to him as the MP for Islington North. Speaking in the Commons on no deal Brexit, Mr Johnson began: “I don’t think the consequences will be anywhere near as bad as the merchants or Project Fear have said.

“But the way to avoid a no deal Brexit is to allow this Government to get on and do a deal at the summit on October 17.

“And the choice for the country is who do they want doing that deal, this Government or that Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn?”

Speaker Bercow then scolded: “We don’t name people in the chamber, people must observe the rules.”

MPs began booing as the Speaker continued: “Order, order.

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“I am simply and politely informing the Prime Minister of the very long established procedure with which everybody including the Prime Minister must comply.

“That’s the position. No doubt, no argument, no contradiction.

“End of the matter.”

Twitter users reacted to the outburst, with one posting: “Bercow was outstandingly patronising…like a really bad teacher with withering comments!”

Mr Johnson sacked 21 Tory rebels after they backed Mr Corbyn to defeat the Government on a motion allowing them to try to pass a law which would force a three-month extension to Britain’s EU exit date.

Mr Johnson cast the rebellion as an attempt to surrender to the EU, vowed never to delay Brexit beyond October 31 and said the country needed an election.

The Government has scheduled a vote on an election for after 7pm on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister was spotted leaving Downing Street earlier today following this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

There was a moment of confusion when he almost climbed into the wrong car as he stepped out of Number 10, but he then sped off in a vehicle accompanied by his adviser Dominic Cummings.



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