Monday, March 31, 2014

Parliamentary giggles

Bronwyn Bishop (is not amused)
The Australian Parliament dissolved into giggles last week when Australian parliamentary opposition members found they couldn't control their mirth about the 'Dames and Sirs' issue.

They were ejected from Parliament for laughing by the frowningly stern speaker Bronwyn Bishop (who is a member of the ruling Liberal party).

Not everywhere do politicians find laughter so objectionable. This video from the Swiss Parliament is delightful, even if you don't understand German.

In fact the politician in the pinstriped suit, Hans-Rudolf Merz, is talking about meat products. He found some of the bureaucratic language amusing and obviously his Parliamentary colleagues did too!

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