That bastion of British democracy the Houses of Parliament is becoming a huge joke and people around the country and the world must surely look on with a mixture of amusement and despair.
Politics can be a rough old game but should it be a London comedy-house?
One party that is leading the charge to turn the House of Commons into the main vaudeville stage are backbenchers and the worst offenders park their backsides on the Tory benches.
But when a political party is led by the joker in the pack what can you expect?
Last week at Wednesday's PMQs it was Tory party leader and PM David Cameron telling opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to "put on a proper suit, do up your tie, and sing the national anthem"; making himself look and sound totally ridiculous Cameron told Jeremy Corbyn that was what his mother would say to the Labour leader.
Social media ran with a series of memes and stories and it was Cameron who ended up being the butt of the joke.
Since Jeremy Corbyn became party leader on September 12, 2015, and voiced his hopes to bring a kinder and less personally abusive politics to the Commons the Tories have done their best to attack and undermine Mr Corbyn but surely by now they must realise it is only they that look the fools.
Egged on by a seemingly semi-conscious speaker of the House of Commons the jibes continue and today it was the Labour party Shadow Chancellor who after speaking about banking controls was told to ‘Shut up your face’.
If you are old enough that will remind of a one-hit wonder hit song by Joe Dolce called 'Shaddap You Face'.
What it will tell you about the House of Commons is not clear.
It tells this writer though that the place needs an official kindergarten section or sin bin where it can send MPs who misbehave, a House speaker that does their job and a fixed penalty fine, perhaps a dock in wages.
The Houses of parliament are visited by tourists and VIPs with the daily business being aired on BBC parliament; you can only imagine what people outside of as well as across the UK make of it.
Maybe when the Tories manage to rip the heart completely out of the BBC, a slow ongoing process right now, BBC parliament will be scrapped or replaced with a best of sound-bite type of show.
Ahead of the disrespect shown to McDonnel he said to the house "‘This week the former governor of the bank of England has warned that bankers have not learnt lessons from 2008. ‘Will the chancellor now take responsibility for the domestic responsibilities within our own economy that have built up under his own watch? ‘Will he withdraw his proposals to water down the regulatory regime for senior bankers?’
And the best the Tories could respond with was ‘SHUT UP-A YA FACE.’
More at the Metro
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