Watch the Speaker of the House of Commons skewer a Tory MP for being a snowflake
You can’t have missed the furore that developed yesterday over a comment by Donald Tusk, calling out the architects of Brexit for their lack of a plan. When Tory Brexiter Peter Bone, MP for slamming the EU – and also Wellingborough, took to his feet to ask how the House could complain, Speaker John Bercow had no time for his over-sensitivity.
“I didn’t know… that he was in any sense a delicate flower.”⁰
Speaker John Bercow responds to Brexiteer Peter Bone after the MP calls Donald Tusk’s ‘special place in hell’ remark “a completely outrageous insult”. pic.twitter.com/SpVykn2ZoL
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) February 6, 2019
“I was not hitherto conscious that the Honourable Gentleman, the Member for Wellingborough, was notably sensitive – that he was in any sense a delicate flower.”
To add insult to injury, or more accurately – to add fact-check to insult, MP Joanna Cherry’s correction must have stung.
The clip has been very well received on Twitter.
In which an MP misquotes Donald Tusk and makes a great show of being Offended, the Speaker says 'aww diddums', and the misquotation is subsequently corrected. Magnificent. https://t.co/ocifuu4qWt
— Adrian Bott (@Cavalorn) February 6, 2019
The snowflake generation is older than I thought. https://t.co/KiuKSIY2y7
— Jonathan Mills (@Muinchille) February 6, 2019
The politest "go fuck yourself, you wet blanket" in history. https://t.co/745BAqhriS
— Fosh (@foshtown) February 6, 2019
"Sometimes the truth hurts."
— Simon Bruni (@SimonBruni) February 6, 2019
Several Twitter users, including Andrew Griffiths had an excellent suggestion.
He’s one of the politicians Donald Tusk was talking about. He could prove him wrong by producing a workable Brexit plan.
— Andrew Griffiths (@AndyPRG) February 6, 2019
We eagerly await the big reveal.