“What happened at Capitol Hill, we’re going to make sure it doesn’t happen here,” Hoyle told Granthshala in an exclusive TV interview.
Hoyle, who as speaker is the highest official in the British House of Commons, is hosting US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other counterparts at the G7 Speakers Summit later this week. The in-person event is taking place in his hometown of Chorley in North West England, with a focus on a “safe and open parliament”.
Hoyle said, “I was sitting in a chair that day. Kicking my shoulder to say that a policeman is dying on the cobbler of Parliament is something I never want to go through again.”
“The tragedy of losing this Parliament’s rising star sent shock waves, not only in this country but around the world, to say: It’s not just (a) perceived threat,” said Hoyle, who was criticized by his fellow lawmakers. President was elected. in November 2019. “It was the real beginning of the shock.”
Hoyle said, “Women MPs suffer the most. Women caste MPs also suffer the worst. The fact that they feel real threats and real threats of violence against them is not acceptable. ” “When a lawmaker tells me, ‘Lindsay, I don’t think I’m going to stand up again. I don’t feel safe. My family should come first,’ I know we have more to do.”
Hoyle also spoke to Granthshala about the current mistrust of politicians and the bitter rhetoric of political debates.
Asked how the issue should be handled – with the opposition accusing Prime Minister Boris Johnson of lying – Hoyle said he was unable to address it despite having the most authority in the chamber.
“I don’t have the power. They want me to be an impartial speaker. So, it’s a political decision (that) says ‘this is a lie,’” Hoyle said. “If they want a political speaker – say so – make me a political speaker.
“Speaker Pelosi is very political, but I haven’t got the same power… Not saying I would refuse it. In fact, it’s tempting to be able to give me that political power too. But what I promised That was to be fair. It is my impartiality that I have to protect.”
Asked whether he thinks behavior in Parliament is improving, Hoyle said he actually thinks it is getting better.
“Of course, we’re going to have a division of ideas. That’s politics,” Hoyle said. “I don’t want them all to agree with each other. It would be too boring for me, too. So, it’s about keeping the excitement in the room, but it’s also about controlling that excitement.”
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