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When a minister stands up to ask a question, why do other ministers quickly stand up and sit down just as he finishes?
but the second someone new is speaking, no one else is allowed to be stood up or
b) to say 'aye' and show support.
These are guesses. Is one right?
is your name a pratchett reference?
it's a Silvio Dante out of The Sopranos reference.
I'm hoping one of the remaining 14 episodes explains how this is a Silvio reference.
until about Season 4 or something?
episode 1, season 6 if I remember correctly.
indicating they want to say something I think.
Did you know that anyone can visit PMQ's and watch from the gallery above? Just ask your local mp and he should be able to sort summat out (may take a while tho). I did it and got to go in January. We got a tour or parliament and a tour of Big Ben included, and its all three! Recommend it - pretty unique experience
(which would look they were doing it for the other MPs, but in reverse?)
In which case, it's a mark of respect which some old-fashioned ones do, and most don't bother with.
"stupid, sanctimonious little dwarf"?
I think it's called 'catching the speaker's eye'
yup, here ya go
EYES TO THE RIGHT NOSE TO THE LEFT
I think MPs enjoy the parliament pantomime a bit too much.