Red-faced MP says 'oh f****** hell' to the Commons

Red-faced MP turns the air blue as she says ‘oh f****** hell’ to the Commons when her videolink malfunctions

  • Conservative MP Heather Wheeler was speaking during a debate on Covid-19 
  • She ran into difficulty with her video link, causing her to utter ‘Oh f****** hell’
  • Deputy Speaker of the House, Nigel Evans, told Ms Wheeler to ‘please carry on’
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An MP appeared to turn the air blue after experiencing difficulties with her video link to the House of Commons.

Conservative MP for South Derbyshire Heather Wheeler was speaking during a debate on Covid-19 when an apparent fault with her feed emerged.

Expressing her frustration with the issue, Ms Wheeler appeared to utter, ‘Oh f****** hell’.

Conservative MP for South Derbyshire Heather Wheeler was speaking during a debate on Covid-19 when an apparent fault with her feed emerged

Expressing her frustration with the issue, Ms Wheeler appeared to utter, ‘Oh f****** hell’

Deputy Speaker of the House, Nigel Evans, told Ms Wheeler to ‘please carry on’, as her comments were picked up during the feed being broadcast to the Commons Chamber.

MPs have had to adapt to the hybrid-Commons system since returning from the Easter recess.

Television screens were added to the House, with a number of MPs making their contributions virtually whilst a small number are present in the Chamber.

Technology is being used to avoid the need for MPs to return to Westminster from their constituencies across the country. 

Although MPs are classed as key workers and are able to travel, such movement and the resulting close proximity of politicians in the Palace of Westminster would risk jarring the public mood while millions of people are stuck at home. 

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