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Politics: unparliamentary behaviour

2012-09-19 06:27:46

For someone who has ambitions of being elected to the House of Commons, Nigel Farage seems to have remarkably little idea of what constitutes acceptable parliamentary behaviour. Since almost the dawn of time, "unparliamentary language" has been prohibited in most legislatures in the free world, even Canada.

For Mr Farage then to confuse such constraints with restraints on freedom of speech rather says more about him than the EU Parliament. Had he been elected to the Commons and he had tried it on there, such behaviour would have had a similar response.