Dawn Butler thrown out of Commons for PM lie accusation

Dawn Butler thrown out of Commons for PM lie accusation

Dawn Butler thrown out of Commons for PM lie accusation - Published Labour MP Dawn Butler has been ordered to leave the Commons chamber after she refused to withdraw accusations that Boris Johnson is a liar. Ms Butler said the prime minister had "lied to the House and the country over and over again". Under parliamentary rules, MPs are not allowed to accuse each other of lying in the House of Commons. The acting Deputy Speaker asked the MP to withdraw her remarks but Ms Butler refused and was ordered to leave. The incident took place during the final debate in the House of Commons before MPs leave Westminster for the summer. Ms Butler used her speech to attack the prime minister for "misleading this House" during the pandemic. The Brent Central MP cited past statements on economic growth, nurses' bursaries and investment in the NHS as proof of the prime minister's dishonesty. The rules governing behaviour in the Commons state that MPs are not allowed to use abusive language or accuse another MP of either being drunk or a …
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