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A robbery is the symbol of the Chaos-days in London

with Quick steps, almost hastily, to the man on the leg, grabs it without hesitation, turns around and tries to leave with his prey.

around him, screaming all hell breaks loose. "No, No, no," calls out John Bercow, the speaker of the house, which is rarely shy of words. Now Bercow stutters: "Order ... no, no, no." The British house of Commons is filled with screams. "Disgrace", "Expel him", it echoes from the ranks of the deputies. A hint of Rebellion in the British Parliament.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle is the rebel, a member of the Labour party (Labour Co-op). He is stopped by a hall servant, before he can leave the room, handed her the club without a fight. Bercow excludes then Russell-Moyle of the session. For ten years, no member had taken the club more and more.

There are extremely unusual day in the British Parliament

it now happened, shows an example of the tremendous Chaos in London. It is extremely unusual days, the experience of the British government and the Parliament. On Monday night, as the attempted theft happened, was just discussed on the decision, Theresa may, to postpone the vote on the negotiated Brexit Treaty. The certain defeat before his eyes was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom made that decision. Many of the members, even from their own party, had announced to want to against may's Plan votes.

Video: The funniest Parliament in the world
It will be cheered and hooted, the British work house. (Video: AFP/AP)

As it is now, is completely unclear. The government is on the verge of collapse. Not even a second Brexit Referendum seems to be excluded. In this Situation, someone is breaking one of the oldest rules of the house and the Mace, in German Mace or maces, picks, surprised there. Even if the Tradition – and the British place a lot of value on their traditions, States that no member is allowed to touch the Mace.

Symbol of Royal authority

The Mace is the Symbol of the Royal authority in Parliament. The crown is from the House of Commons and the House of Lords derive their Power, the Queen is the head of state. The upper and lower house of their own bludgeons, respectively, the upper house even two. Without the Mace, the houses of Parliament are not able to come, or even pass a law.

The Mace of the house dates from the year 1559, and is one and a half meters long, is made of gilded silver and is richly decorated with pearls and flowers. It is every day, when the house to the meeting, the Sergeant-at-Arms, officials, for law and order in the Parliament, in the chamber and on the table in the middle of stored.

again and again the British, who were angry at the government of the piston, the fight for it, and for excitement. Particularly curious was also an incident in the mid-1970s: A member of the Labour party had begun to sing after a narrow victory in a vote. "The Red Flag", an old socialist work song. This enraged the conservatives, Michael Heseltine so much so that he took the Mace, and in the direction of the Labour members swung. And in 1988, Ron Brown, a Scot and Labour MP, took up the Mace high and dropped him. . He had to pay the damages of 1500 pounds.

Russell-Moyle justified his action later told reporters. With the symbolic gesture, to take the Mace from its place, he want to show that the Parliament did not govern the will.

Why he has the Mace, then not completely out of the room? "You have stopped me before I got out of it. And I didn't want to argue with someone who carries a huge sword at the hip."

the hall of the servants with swords, so a British Tradition. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 11.12.2018, 13:29 PM

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