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Glenn Bedingfield chucked out of parliament for swearing in heated reaction to Busuttil speech

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 19:47 Last update: about 4 years ago

Labour MP Glenn Bedingfield was thrown out of parliament by Deputy Speaker Claudette Buttigieg for swearing in the House of Representatives.

The incident occurred during MP Simon Busuttil's adjournment speech where he reiterated that he believes, along with many other people, that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his wife owns Egrant, a company that was opened in Panama along with two others owned by OPM chief of staff Kieth Schembri anf Minister Konrad Mizzi. The speech was punctuated with several points of order from the Government's end.

Buttigieg said such language is not tolerated in parliament, where an example should be given.

Bedingfield was also asked to return to the house to apologise for swearing and exit once again. Bedingfield apologised but said that he was thrown off and was 'feeling emotional' by what Busuttil was saying. He ensued in giving his reasons to which Buttigieg said she had asked for an apology, not a speech.

Parliament was adjourned soon after following Busuttil's conclusion.




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