Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch was slammed online by voters after a video surfaced of her being blasted by the Speaker of the House.
The MP for Saffron Walden was under fire when the Government’s decision to ditch plans to let thousands of EU laws expire by the end of the year was announced in newspapers before being heard by MPs.
In response to this, the MP told Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, that she was “very sorry that the sequencing that we chose was not to your satisfaction”.
This was met by fury from Sir Hoyle with him telling Badenoch: “That is totally not acceptable.
“Who do you think you’re speaking to?… I am not going to be spoken to by a Secretary of State who is absolutely not accepting my ruling”
Sir Lindsay Hoyle rebukes Kemi Badenoch over announcing changes to Retained EU Law Bill to the pic.twitter.com/8MJUDWUB3Q
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) May 11, 2023 “Who do you think you are speaking to Secretary of State? I think we need to understand each other, I am the defender of this house and these benches on both sides.
“I am not going to be spoken to by a Secretary of State who is absolutely not accepting my ruling.
“Take it with good grace and accept it that members should hear it first.”
The Speaker added that “this government needs to recognise that we’re all elected, we’re all members of Parliament and to use the correct manners.”
Badenoch replied: “Mr Speaker, I apologise. What I was trying to say is that I’m sorry that I didn’t meet the standards that you expect of Secretaries of State.”
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➡️Taking back control of our laws ✅
➡️Ending ECJ jurisdiction this year ✅
Now my priority is to use this bill to drive regulatory reforms which will give business greater certainty and boosts economic growth.
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— Kemi Badenoch (@KemiBadenoch) May 10, 2023 Viewers slam ‘rude’ Secretary of State Kemi Badenoch after she clashes with Speaker of the House Those watching the proceedings taking place in the House of Commons were quick to slam the Secretary of State for her actions and response to the Speaker on Twitter.
One user said: “What a rude person @KemiBadenoch is. Who the hell do you think you are?”
One viewer added: “Kemi Badenoch is so arrogant and totally out of her depth here. The Speaker is right to be angry.”
Another said: That’s a wow from me – he [Sir Lindsay Hoyle] suddenly discovered his inner Bercow.”