Order, yes?...?but private guards a step too far

2015-01-25 15:00

It is a sign of the times when Parliament discusses employing burly security personnel to keep an eye on rowdy MPs in the National Assembly and eject those who refuse to comply with the rulings of the Speaker.

Apart from bringing private guards into the House, the parties are also mulling the possible banning of hand gestures that may be considered rude or inappropriate; limiting motions to just 20 minutes; and taking away from ordinary MPs the right to raise points of order and giving this right exclusively to party whips.

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