A member of the British parliament has seized the mace of the Queen, a symbol of the monarch’s authority in the chamber, to protest a move by the government to defer a highly-anticipated vote on its European Union divorce agreement.
A video released in the social media on Tuesday by a political journalist of the BBC showed Lloyd Russell-Moyle, a member of the opposition Labour Party, grabbing the mace before holding it up in the center of the parliament to show how the House of Commons had been robbed of its sovereign right to have a say on the very important issue of Brexit.
“The symbolic gesture of lifting the mace and removing it is that the will of parliament to govern is no longer there has been removed. I felt parliament had effectively given up its sovereign right to govern properly,” said Russell-Moyle, who represents Brighton Kemptown in the British parliament.
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