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Slurs, snarls and even swearing: this was the day the Commons turned ugly – Telegraph.co.uk, The Telegraph

Slurs, snarls and even swearing: this was the day the Commons turned ugly – Telegraph.co.uk, The Telegraph


Parliament versus the people. That, reportedly, is how Boris Johnson plans to frame Brexit. 

For now, however, what we’re watching is Parliament versus him.

 

The anger in the Commons today was something else. It wasn’t just political. It was personal. Steamingly, screamingly personal. MPs flinging insults at each other is nothing new. But usually it feels like a performance. Pantomime. Playing to the gallery.

 

Not today. This time, the hostility felt all too brutally real.

 

It started with the booing. As Mr Johnson shuffled into the chamber for his first ever PMQs, he was met first with Tory cheers – and then a wave of Opposition boos. Boos are not normal. Theresa May, David Cameron, Gordon Brown, …

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