By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor
Tory Minister, Anna Soubry, fell out with the speaker (again) this time during a debate about the “Northern Powerhouse” where she heckled Labour’s statement. The Business Minister’s decision to close her department’s Sheffield office and move 247 jobs to London had offended the Labour Party and beyond.
Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh accused her of “contempt for the north” after she failed to guarantee the survival of more offices in Gateshead, Leeds, Manchester and Teesside .
The Speaker then launched into a rant — urging Soubry to show ‘a basic dignity’:
‘Order! Minister, you have had your say, and you will have further says. There is something here about a basic dignity.
Just sit and listen. It is not about you; it is about the issue. It is not about the hon. Gentleman either.
Be quiet and listen. That is the end of it. It is not a request; it is an instruction.’
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