Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Challenging in many ways

Nearly all of the 56 SNP MPs are new to Westminster. Therefore, it should be no surprise that they don't act like experienced members of the "Mother of all Parliaments" (to quote one Twitter poster). Some of the posted pictures are great and some of the comments are classic.

SNP MPs flout Commons etiquette with first day tweets
New SNP MPs breached Commons etiquette this week by tweeting photographs of themselves inside the Commons chamber.

Since their arrival at Westminster four days ago, the vastly expanded cohort of SNP MPs has offered an unexpectedly open window into life in the Commons.

Neil Gray (l), MP and fellow MPs
All 56 MPs (or #team56 as they are hashtagging their activities) are regular tweeters, and their followers have learned more about the internal working of parliament in the past four days than one would in a lifetime’s study of Hansard…

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