Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:55 pm on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of Paul Sweeney Paul Sweeney Shadow Minister (Scotland) 12:55 pm, 3rd April 2019

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Do you share my alarm and dismay at the footage that appeared on social media today depicting members of the Parachute Regiment firing weapons at an image of the Leader of the Opposition? The situation is alarming, because Parliament is supreme in our democracy and the armed forces serve at the pleasure of Parliament as per the Bill of Rights. Let me say, as a former reservist as well as a Member of Parliament, that this flies in the face of all the values and standards that members of the British Army should uphold. Should the House not express its deep dismay and disgust at the conduct of those soldiers?