Thursday, February 23, 2012

Justin "You piece of .... Peter Kent" Trudeau versus Vic "'Vikileaks" Toews!

Good Day Readers:

Here's what we'd like to know. In this time of financial restraint, who constituted "the Canadian parliamentary delegation?" How much did the trip cost? When/where will taxpayers be able to read about what, if anything, was accomplished? In the meantime while we're waiting for answers here's our suggestion for Mr. Scheer et al.

Why not set up a makeshift boxing ring in the House of Commons for a 3 rounder featuring Justin Trudeau and Vic Toews. Maybe the former will be able to knock some sense into the latter's head regarding Bills C-30 and 51. Besides, it would be a good warm up for Mr. Trudeau's upcoming match with Senator Patrick Brazeau.

Clare L. Pieuk
U.K. lawmakers 'head butted' by fellow MP after party for Canadian House Speaker: reports Agence France-Press

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Canadian house of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer was part of the Canadian parliamentary delegation Thursday at a party in the Strangers Bar at the British House of Commons, which was the scene of much commotion. Scheer's press officer says the Speaker didn't hear about the violence until he "read it in the papers." (Chris Wattie/Reuters files).

LONDON — A British MP coming from a party for a Canadian parliamentary delegation — including House Speaker Andrew Scheer — was reportedly head-butted by a fellow MP, who was then hauled away by police in handcuffs.

The incident, which occurred just after the Canadians had left the bar, took place late Wednesday in the wood-panelled MPs-only Strangers Bar in the British House of Commons.

Eric Joyce, a Labour MP, was suspended Thursday after his arrest following the late-night brawl, which left rival Conservative MP Stuart Andrew with a bloody nose, according to London’s Daily Telegraph.

“This is an extremely serious incident. We have suspended Eric Joyce pending the results of the police investigation,” a Labour party spokesman said.

Police confirmed that they had arrested a man in his 50s following a disturbance at a bar in the House of Commons.

Media reports said Stuart Andrew, a lawmaker from Prime Minister David Cameron’s ruling Conservative party, claimed to have been headbutted in the incident, although neither his office nor Joyce’s would comment.

Andrew was in the bar after an event organized for the Canadian delegation.

Scheer’s press officer Heather Bradley told Postmedia News he wasn’t aware of the incident until he “read about it in the papers.”

“Mr. Scheer was a guest at the Strangers Bar. He had left and did not witness any commotion.”
One MP said “there was blood spilled — it was like the Wild West in there,” according to London’s Evening Standard.

The report also said Joyce “flipped” after being asked to quit singing and dancing, lashing out before being subdued by five security officers and dragged off in handcuffs.

A police spokesman said: “We were called at approximately 10:50 p.m. last night to reports of a disturbance at a bar within the House of Commons.

“A man aged in his 50s was arrested by officers on suspicion of assault. He remains in custody in a central London police station. Inquiries are continuing.”

Joyce, 51, has been the member of parliament for Falkirk in Scotland since 2000, and before that he served in the army.

In the Commons chamber on Thursday, Speaker John Bercow said: “Members will be aware of reports of a serious incident in the House last night.

“I have been informed by the serjeant at arms that the honourable member for Falkirk has been detained in police custody.

“The matter is being investigated. I take this matter very seriously, as do the House authorities. I would ask that no further reference should be made to these reports in the Chamber today.”
AFP/Postmedia News


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