Hoyle slaps down SNP MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, who is red-faced with rage.
SPEAKER Sir Lindsay Hoyle scolded MP Pete Wishart for raising his voice in protest of Jacob Rees Mogg’s response to a question posed by the SNP politician.
Pete Wishart could be seen clamouring as the Speaker interrupted Mr Rees-Mogg’s response.
Sir Lindsay Hoyle told the SNP MP to “calm down” and accept the response he was given, even if it was not to his liking.
“Can we just calm it down?” said Sir Lindsay.
“No, no, no,” the Speaker screamed as Mr Wishart continued to yell at Mr Rees-Mogg.
You had your opportunity.
“That’s the response,” says the narrator.
If we don’t like the response, we have to accept it sometimes.”
Mr Rees-Moggs’ explanation for why the House of Commons had returned to in-person sessions following the recess, despite the high number of Omicron cases in London, irritated the SNP MP.
Mr Wishart noted that the Scottish Parliament had chosen virtual meetings as a means of dealing with the country’s ongoing health crisis, and questioned why the Commons had not followed suit.
“The Scottish Parliament convened an emergency meeting to discuss the Omicron crisis in Scotland,” he said.
“It was all virtual; all elected MSPs were able to attend the sitting, and the staff on the Holyrood Estate were in no danger.”
“This House also met for the first time since the Christmas recess, and it was entirely in person, in a 19th-century building with almost no social barriers in place.”
“All 650 members were given the opportunity to attend if they so desired, and a sizable number chose to come here to a packed chamber to hear PMQs and a Prime Ministerial statement.”
Mr Rees-Mogg also slammed the SNP MP, claiming that England and Scotland had chosen different strategies to combat the coronavirus pandemic – and that Nicola Sturgeon’s strategy had backfired.
“I am sorry, the Honourable Gentleman does not enjoy doing his job, and he wishes to relax at home,” he said.
“And he refuses to do what members of Parliament are expected to do, which is to show up in the House of Commons to be heard.”
“I’d like to remind the House that the Scottish National Party chose a different path.
They don’t believe in allowing people to make their own choices.
“They are convinced.”
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