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Parliament's been a bear-pit since 1265; Honourable Members have been exchanging insults in the chamber since the days of Simon de Monfort

Sep 27, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

'Calm down, dear!" David Cameron got into hot water for saying those words to Labour MP Angela Eagle in Parliament in 2011. Boris Johnson got into even hotter water on Wednesday for accusing Labour MP Paula Sherriff of "humbug" when she attacked him for using words like "surrender" and "betrayal" in relation to Brexit. After 36 years in the Commons, Sir Nicholas Soames said he had never seen such a "poisonous atmosphere" in the House. He should calm down, too.

The pearl-clutching response ...