Labour MP ordered to leave Commons for saying Boris Johnson has ‘lied over and over again’

Labour MP ordered to leave Commons for saying Boris Johnson has ‘lied over and over again’

Labour MP ordered to leave Commons for saying Boris Johnson has ‘lied over and over again’ ‘Somebody needs to tell the truth in this House,’ says Dawn Butler A Labour MP was told to leave the Commons after she refused to withdrawn her claim that Boris Johnson has “lied to the House and the country over and over again”. Dawn Butler said she would not take back her remarks. “It’s funny that we get in trouble for calling out the lie rather than the person lying,” she said. Challenged twice by the temporary deputy speaker Judith Cummins to withdrawn her comments, Ms Butler refused, saying: “Somebody needs to tell the truth in this House that the prime minister has lied.” The MP was then ordered to leave the House for the rest of the day, since it is not parliamentary etiquette to call another member a liar. Ms Butler left her seat and exited the chamber. Before being ordered out of a debate on the pandemic, Ms Butler said: “Poor people in our country have paid with their lives because …
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