The Brexit strife continues after a British MP was expelled from Parliament for strolling off with the chamber’s ceremonial mace in protest of the approaching vote.
The centuries-old gilded employees, which dates from the reign of Charles II within the seventeenth century, is an emblem of royal authority and with out it, Parliament can’t meet or go legal guidelines.
On Monday, Prime Minister Theresa Could introduced her authorities was suspending an important Brexit vote, which was alleged to occur this week. In protest, Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle walked in the direction of the mace and held it up — which prompted the room to erupt with anger.
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Conservative MPs shouted “shame” and “expel him” as he raised the five-foot mace to the group, in accordance with the Guardian.
The MP then tried to stroll away carrying the mace, however was stopped by a crowd of individuals. He then handed it again to a Parliamentary official and was suspended for the remainder of the sitting.
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Russell-Moyle spoke to reporters after and stated: “The symbolic gesture of lifting the mace and eradicating it’s that the need of Parliament to manipulate is now not there. … I felt Parliament had successfully given up its sovereign proper to manipulate correctly,” he stated.
“They stopped me earlier than I bought out of the chamber and I wasn’t going to wrestle with somebody carrying an enormous sword on their hip,” he stated, in accordance with the Guardian.
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