Speaker threatens to kick Tory out of Commons after heckling MPs for second time
A CONSERVATIVE MP has been threatened with being kicked out of the House of Commons after apparently causing disruption during Prime Minister’s Questions.
Jonathan Gullis provoked ire from the Speaker after seemingly heckling a member of Parliament for the second time in a week.
Keir Starmer was asking Rishi Sunak about bullying allegations against deputy PM Dominic Raab when MPs looked to the Tory benches as noises were heard.
Lindsay Hoyle briefly interrupted the Labour leader as he scolded the MP for Stoke-on-Trent North.
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Hoyle said: “Mr Gullis, we heard enough last week. I might not be able to hear what you’re saying but I can see your mouth moving and it’ll be moving outside if it continues.”
Mr Speaker - "I can certainly see your mouth moving Jonathan Gullis, it will be moving outside if it continues"#PMQs pic.twitter.com/Pnq3AOp1W2
— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) February 1, 2023
The warning comes just a week after the former schools minister was branded a “pound shop Nigel Farage” for his comments on migrant children.
During last week’s PMQs, Labour MP Tulip Siddiq asked the PM about reports of 200 unaccompanied migrant children going missing under Home Office supervision.
During the question, Gullis was reportedly heard heckling: “Well they shouldn’t have come here illegally.”
Labour and the SNP labelled the remark “loathsome” and “disgraceful”.
Tulip Sadiq asks the prime minister about the welfare of 200 unaccompanied migrant children who’ve gone missing.
Tory MP Jonathan Gullis heckles ‘well they shouldn’t have come here illegally’.
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, the Tory Party find a new low #PMQs
— Peter Kyle MP (@peterkyle) January 25, 2023
Labour MP Peter Kyle tweeted at the time: "Tulip Siddiq asks the prime minister about the welfare of 200 unaccompanied migrant children who’ve gone missing.
"Tory MP Jonathan Gullis heckles ‘well they shouldn’t have come here illegally’. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, the Tory Party find a new low."
SNP MP Deidre Brock said the remarks were so "despicable" that she wouldn't repeat them.
She said: "A member on the benches opposite, who is clearly bent on establishing himself as some kind of Conservative Party pound shop (Nigel) Farage, reportedly shouted something really loathsome yesterday at PMQs about the 200 asylum-seeking children that are allegedly missing.
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"It was so despicable I won't repeat it, but its content must be known to her through the outrage on social media. Will she join me in condemning his remarks, which by victim blaming potentially 200 missing vulnerable children, marks a new low in dehumanising language towards asylum seekers?"
Gullis did not deny making the comment, instead saying in a statement: "Labour’s open door approach to illegal immigration shows they’re out of touch with the public, out of ideas on migration, and explains why they’ve been out of government for over a decade.
"I fully support the Prime Minister in stopping migrants claiming asylum who have entered the UK illegally, deporting them to safe third countries like Rwanda instead, and smash apart the vile smuggling gangs."
The Tory MP appears to have deleted his Twitter since he sparked widespread outrage, with tweets lambasting the politician gaining more than 100,000 likes.