20 Jan '11, 12am

No Tweets please, we're British MPs

Lawmakers in Britain's lower house of parliament were banned from using the Twitter microblogging website while sitting in the chamber. -- PHOTO: AP LONDON - LAWMAKERS in Britain's lower house of parliament were on Wednesday banned from using the Twitter microblogging website while sitting in the chamber. Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle gave the ruling after opposition Labour MP Kevin Brennan complained during a debate that Mr Julian Huppert of the Liberal Democrat party, which is part of the governing coalition, was tweeting. Mr Brennan protested that it was unfair of him to make points about the debate via Twitter instead of giving his arguments inside the House of Commons chamber where other legislators could have the chance to rebut his points. 'I am glad you have brought it to my attention. I am sure no honourable member will be tweeting from the chamber to let the outsi...

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