Thursday, 20 November 2014

HIP HIP Horray.

The Assembly has in its short life many absurd moments but he news that   AM  Eluned Parrott was told to remove her hand from her hip in assembly chamber must be in the top 10.Eluned Parrott with hand on hip


BBC Wales  report that 

Presiding Officer Dame Rosemary Butler called Liberal Democrat Eluned Parrott to order and then said:

 "Will you ask the question and take your hand off your hip please?"
It happened during noisy exchanges in the chamber about cuts in funding for music lessons in schools.
South Wales Central AM Ms Parrott did as she was asked, then carried on grilling Education Minister Huw Lewis.
The Liberal Democrats have condemned Dame Rosemary's behaviour.
 a spokesman said.
"It is not the presiding officer's place to tell assembly members how they should stand,"
"Eluned was asking legitimate questions of the minister and at no point did she use unparliamentary language."
"It's therefore disappointing that this intervention was made, especially as the minister failed to properly answer the questions asked of him.
"Eluned was asking legitimate questions of the minister and at no point did she use unparliamentary language.""It's therefore disappointing that this intervention was made, especially as the minister failed to properly answer the questions asked of him."
The spokesman added:
 "It is the presiding officer's role to enable assembly members to hold ministers to account.
Actually all members of the Assembly.

I have only the photo above to go but it would have been nice to have a video of it. It does look lie Ma Parrott was expressing in body language her annoyance when another Minister as usual failed to give a direct answer.

Ms Parrott however does look somewhat ridiculous in  Drama Queen pose,but the Rosemary Butler by calling to it seems more of a Headmistress than a presiding officer 

Both have behaved ridiculously and should think twice before doing it again.

Now I'm behaving like a irate teacher, oh well.

3 comments:

  1. Do you remember Elis Thomas ordering Leanne Wood from the Chamber for referring to Mrs Windsor as Mrs Windsor?
    Does anyone know on what grounds he had the right to do this?

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  2. Pathetic! The presiding officer is not a schoolmistress and AMs are not Children, though on times some might argue with that. Is a good thing the entertainer Larry Grayson never got elected to the Welsh Assembly is all we can say!

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  3. And if you compare this farce to what was going on the Scottish Parliament yesterday, making history electing their first female First Minister and the huge democratic engagement of the Scottish electorate during the indyref, you can understand why the Welsh Assembly and it's Government is treated with such indifference and even contempt in some quarters.

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