Speaker’S Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:41 pm on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Matt Western Matt Western Labour, Warwick and Leamington 12:41 pm, 8th January 2019

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Thank you for your intervention and for writing to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner. Is there not also a responsibility among the leaderships of our parties, and among Ministers and shadow Ministers, when they speak in the media, to reiterate what you are saying and not to seek to inflame some of the heightened tensions we are going to witness over the coming days and weeks? If I may say so, I was slightly surprised by an interview this morning with the Secretary of State for Brexit, in that I thought he could have been more forthright in his condemnation of what happened yesterday.