Lib Dem frontbencher thrown out of Commons



A Liberal Democrat frontbencher was thrown out of the House of Commons today for protesting against the Speaker's decision not to allow a vote on a referendum on European Union membership.
Ed Davey, the party's foreign affairs spokesman, was banned for the rest of the day from attending the Commons chamber and from voting after he refused to accept the Speaker's ruling.
Fellow Liberal Democrat MPs walked out of the chamber in solidarity at the start of this afternoon's debate on the European Union treaty bill.
The Lib Dems had tabled an amendment for debate today calling for a referendum on... read more

 
13 June 2018 in Politics, Views: 49
Source: Guardian
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