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Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle makes fun of Tory MP and his headset

by Caitlin Stubbs (2020-10-15)


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House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been making fun of an MP's likeness to an airline pilot throughout lockdown and referring to him as 'Captain'. 

Conservative Bob Blackman has been contributing virtually to Parliament since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country in mid-March.

The Harrow East MP's appearances in the Chamber via video link while wearing a headset led Sir Lindsay to jokingly refer to his appearance being like that of a pilot.

On one occasion when inviting Mr Blackman to speak, the Speaker said: 'Ground control to first officer Bob Blackman!'