All this discussion of Congressional decorum will seem quaint to people in…just about anywhere else. Â Forget the harsh questioning the British PM is subjected to–parliamentarians around the world routinely behave Â like Jerry Springer guests. In 1972, an MP punched the Home Secretary during a debate over Bloody Sunday. Â To find such a ruckus in Congress, you’d have to go back to 1856
Parliamentary donnybrooks are all too common today, in such varied locales as Iraq, Turkey, and Germany. Â Which assemblies, it seems, do not have a C-SPAN equivalent. Â Thanks to legislative panopticons elsewhere, we now present a video gallery of the vigorous exercise of democracy.
India (Uttar Pradesh)
And the award for Greatest Zeal in a Procedural Debate goes to… South Korea!