EXCLUSIVE: SNP’s Drew Hendry Stands to Lose Almost £7,000 for Grabbing Mace

SNP MP Drew Hendry made a bit of a fool of himself last night, shouting to disrupt proceedings and then seizing the mace – all over the passage of the Internal Market Bill. As a result of his actions he was officially ‘named’ and suspended from the House for five working days. Despite some news outlets claiming the suspension is just 24 hours, Guido’s well placed source says they have got it wrong.

Two aspects of the suspension that have gone unreported are that; firstly it is without pay and secondly it covers five working days. Meaning that after today and tomorrow, the House will have to sit for three more days before Hendry can be paid again. Even if the Commons returns for an extraordinary day or two to ratify a potential Brexit deal, it is unlikely there will be a third sitting day until well into January. It’s possible therefore that Hendry’s five sitting days suspension could end up lasting for a calendar month – costing the MP almost £7,000 in lost salary. A very expensive mace grab.

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Mace-Wielding SNP MP Expelled by Deputy Speaker During Brexit Debate

Remarkable Commons scenes just now as deputy speaker Rosie Winterton named, and thus expelled, SNP MP Drew Hendry from the chamber. Hendry refused to resume his seat when instructed after shouting “Undemocratic” during a debate on the Internal Market Bill. In non-Covid times SNP MPs used to march out en masse

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