Raging Speaker loses patience with Sunak for Budget leaks: Not done through Sky TV !



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A furious Sir Lindsay Hoyle is looking to punish Chancellor Rishi Sunak for leaking key aspects of his Budget to the media.

Parliamentary etiquette means ministerial announcements are meant to be announced to MPs first.

However, ahead of tomorrow's Budget, a series of announcements have been leaked from the Treasury to the press, causing anger and frustration both among MPs and the Speaker's office.

Looking to punish the Chancellor, Sir Lindsay has granted Labour an urgent question in the Commons, aimed at being a nuisance for the Government.

Houghton and Sunderland South MP Bridget Phillipson will ask Rishi Sunak for a statement explaining the details of everything that has been made public in advance of tomorrow.

While the Chancellor is not obliged to attend the Chamber himself, the Government must send someone to the Commons to respond to the question.


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