Apologetic MP given warning for taping Opposition Leader
With notably rancorous recent sessions of Parliament, the Speaker announced at the February 21 sitting that the people of Bermuda expected their business to be conducted with “respect, dignity and decorum”, adding: “I challenge us to live up to that standard.”
On that occasion, Mr Horton warned that he would speak with individual MPs over the coming week, and told them: “It's important that the exercise of free speech is tempered with responsibility.”
Yesterday, the Speaker said he had made good on his vow, meeting on Thursday with the leaders of both parties, along with both party whips, and encouraging them to hold members to the parameters of parliamentary conduct.
He also said he'd met with Ms Outerbridge on Tuesday to discuss his concerns.
“I am indeed thankful for the meeting, and the support of those members,” Mr Horton said.