News: England’s Education Secretary set 1,000 Lines Punishment

PMQLinesIn a rowdy Prime Minister’s Questions session at the House of Commons today (5th February 2014), the Education Secretary Michael Gove was told to write out 1,000 times that he must behave at Prime Minister’s Questions, as he became rather excitable during exchanges. In fact, Speaker John Bercow called one bawling MP an “incorrigible delinquent” as the pantomime proceeded. The comments aimed at Gove were in relation to his calls that teachers should use ‘writing lines’ as a form of punishment for unacceptable behaviour in schools.

Controversy continued as observers pointed out the all-male front bench on the government side…

 

 

 

Below is a clip of the telling off, courtesy of the BBC (May only be accessible within UK)…

 

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