- Parliament Live
LONDON – It all got a bit too much today for Conservative MP Desmond Swayne, who was caught taking a quick nap during the House of Commons debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill.
Swayne nodded off during a speech by Remain-supporting MP Ken Clarke. The MP later said that many days of debate on the issue had worn him down.
“Forgive me. I was in the Serpentine at 0530 and on the 11th day we have debated this bill, it took its toll,” he told the Sun.
Watch Desmond Swayne MP fall asleep.
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MPs are due to vote on Wednesday on whether the bill, which will hand powers to the British government to rewrite Britain’s entire legal settlement once we leave the EU, should pass to the House of Lords later this year.