THREE young people who communicate electronically will be among the guests attending the memorial service tomorrow at Westminster Abbey for Professor Stephen Hawking.
Jason Felce, 20, Jack Smith, 21, and Rose Brown, 20, all use electronic communication devices to enable them to speak, just as Prof Hawking did.
The trio are all students at National Star College in Cheltenham, a college for people with disabilities and learning difficulties from across the UK. PRIME MINISTER’S Questions was plunged into chaos after the SNP’s Westminster leader was kicked out for repeatedly challenging Speaker John Bercow.
Ian Blackford dismissed suggestions the move was a stunt and insisted he had a right to highlight the “outrageous” actions of Theresa May’s Government over Brexit.
The Speaker acted after the SNP MP defied numerous demands to retake his seat after claiming Scotland was being sidelined in Brexit debates.
Mr Bercow ordered him to leave the chamber and said he could not return for the rest of the day.
SNP MPs stormed out in solidarity with their leader and shouted at the Speaker.
Tempers flared after time ran out for debate on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill on Tuesday night as MPs were set to consider what the SNP has termed a “power grab” by Westminster over responsibilities returning to the UK from Brussels.
Mr Blackford suggested the row could make the case for independence stronger.
He said: “Not one single Scottish MP was able to speak in a debate that lasted less than 20 minutes,” he said. “That’s undemocratic.”
surrounded by the party’s MPs, in College Green, Westminster, after he was kicked out of House of Commons