Monday, December 10, 2018

"The extraordinary moment Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle picks up the mace and walks it over the line during proceedings in the House of Commons"





"The parliamentary mace symbolises royal authority; without it the House cannot meet or pass laws"

Daily Mail:

A Labour MP was suspended from the Commons after he picked up the ceremonial mace in protest at the Brexit vote being deferred.

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In 2009, Labour's John McDonnell - now the Shadow Chancellor was suspended from the Commons for five days after he picked up the mace during heated exchanges on the Government's decision to go ahead with a third runway at Heathrow.