A new parliament … and some new camera angles for the Commons. A slight relaxation in the (still very strict) rules on what us proles are allowed to see and hear in our own parliament sees an additional device mounted near the speaker’s chair — giving the opposite perspective from the ‘traditional’ view.
Though the change can bring the viewer in closer than ever before, Scrapbook doubts we’ll be hearing any objections from Number 10:
Expect to see fewer bald spots at the Despatch Box. https://t.co/Jwvg5E5Eke
— Rowan Singh (@rowansingh) May 18, 2015
This should also be another nail in the coffin of ‘doughnuting’: a bizarre practice in which a handful of MPs squash around a colleague at the dispatch box — to dupe viewers into thinking that a debate was well attended.