Revealed: How Theresa May’s MPs are ‘instructed’ to shout Corbyn down and stand in certain places to back her up during PMQs
18 NOVEMBER 2017 • 9:30PM
A government aide rebuked by the Speaker for shouting down Jeremy Corbyn
during Prime Minister’s Questions received whispered instructions
from Theresa May’s new chief whip seconds earlier, The Sunday Telegraph has been told.
David Morris was seen leaning forwards from his seat behind Mrs May to listen to Julian Smith, who was appointed earlier this month, before loudly heckling the Labour leader during an attack on the Government’s Universal Credit scheme last week.
The shouting prompted a stern intervention by John Bercow, the Commons Speaker, who later warned that “a concerted effort” to shout someone down “is totally undemocratic and completely unacceptable”