Tensions rise as Mr Speaker asks Feetham to withdraw 'unparliamentary' language

Tensions rose in Parliament on Thursday night when Mr Speaker, Melvin Farrel, stopped Opposition MP Daniel Feetham in the middle of his speech, and asked him to withdraw the word 'lie' , saying it was out of order.

Mr Feetham had been accusing the Government of lying and misleading the people of Gibraltar on public finances.

The Chief Minister agreed with the Speaker, saying in every Westminster system the word 'lie' is considered unparliamentary.

Mr Feetham this was effectively castrating the opposition, which Mr Speaker described as 'unfair'.
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