Something unexpected occurred when Labour MP Claudia Webbe was at the United Kingdom Parliament.
While she was completely engrossed in delivering her views during the debate on the Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill in the House of Commons, her phone started ringing in between.
Claudia’s first attempt was to silent her phone by pressing some random key and apologizing to everyone.
However, the phone started ringing one again and this time, the lady did something completely unexpected.
She held the phone in her hand and smashed it on the ground in a way that no one noticed. Interestingly, she continued with her speech thereafter.
Journalist Alain Tolhurst shared the video on Twitter, with the caption, "Sensational stuff from Claudia Webbe in the Commons, who decides the only way to shut her phone up is to smash it onto the chamber floor."
Here is a video from the incident:
Sensational stuff from Claudia Webbe in the Commons, who decides the only way to shut her phone up is to smash it onto the chamber floor pic.twitter.com/tOdEIYD2JK— Alain Tolhurst (@Alain_Tolhurst) June 30, 2020
The video has received more than one lakh views. A user mentioned, "Reminds me of when I was in court (reporting) and phone decided to burst into loud drum n bass. I couldn't smash it on the floor quickly enough."
Reminds me of when I was in court (reporting) and phone decided to burst into loud drum n bass. I couldn't smash it on the floor quickly enough— Kate Ferguson (@kateferguson4) June 30, 2020
Here are a few other comments:
Who the heck rings someone when they're at work in the HoC???— Dr C L Spillard (@CandiSpillard) June 30, 2020
Imagine you're trying to give a key speech as an MP in the Commons and your phone keeps going off, you've got limited time and you don't want to strength of your argument to be interrupted. You're under pressure. It's not drama for effect, its exasperation and tech unfamiliarity.— Piers Meynell 💙 (@PiersMeynell) June 30, 2020
I mean.. she dropped the phone onto the chair after she hit the silent button? Not really sensational, I've seen people do it in meetings before. Heck I've done it before.— Danny Goodayle (@DGoodayle) June 30, 2020