British MPs Jeer as 'Black Rod' Shuts Down Parliament

  • Published: 12 September 2019
  • As crazy as things have gotten in this country, it's nice to remember that Britain's government is in absolute shambles. #Meanwhile #Colbert #LSSC

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  • Michael McGinley
    Michael McGinley  8 hours back

    Trump, Putin, and Johnson are three of the four horsemen, who will be the fourth and call the end to the human virus that plagues the Earth?

    • Yes I’m Blessed
      Yes I’m Blessed  16 hours back

      The whole world is going bat s*** crazy!

      • Sean C
        Sean C  3 days back

        It might seem comical to take a jab at the powdered wig, that is until you realize that the "hair" on orange boy 45's head is decidedly much stupider looking.

        • Matthew Taverner
          Matthew Taverner  4 days back

          I've had the pleasure of listening to John Bercow twice giving after dinner speeches. The most eloquent man of such immense vocabulary I have ever heard. You'd not be disappointed...

          • Lawrence D’Oliveiro
            Lawrence D’Oliveiro  6 days back

            One thing I find mystifying is the antiquated seating arrangements in the House of Commons. Look at any other Parliament in the world, and everybody gets their own comfortable chair and desk, and even microphone to make them easier to hear. Some have LCD screens as well. But in the UK, 600 of them are all crammed together in those narrow benches, with no desks. Can’t be very conducive to getting business done.

            • Noah Swatton
              Noah Swatton  6 days back

              Pretty disrespectful to our traditions tbf

              • T Beck
                T Beck  1 weeks back

                When Colbert likes Bercow... You know you're right hating him.

                Bercow is a slovenly, biased piece of shit.
                And I'm a Brit so I can say that. We don't like him... He brings shame to the chair.

                • Jamie Johnson
                  Jamie Johnson  1 weeks back

                  Sorry but this is just Americans not understanding our not at all complex, completely logical democratic system...

                  • TheMangomelon789
                    TheMangomelon789  1 weeks back

                    John Bercow is my favorite too! I'm so sad he's stepping down just because I love watching his responses in Parliament.

                    • Daniel Weeden
                      Daniel Weeden  1 weeks back

                      I sometimes do love being English!

                      • Peter Dickinson
                        Peter Dickinson  1 weeks back

                        It's easy to laugh at how the British parliament is run but every ridiculous looking step is an attempt at order. It looks crazy but it's a system with hundreds of years of history with well designed and legally defensible responses against attempts to subvert its operation. All of it is about people following the already agreed rules with those people ignoring the rules held to account. Once you understand what's going on it's very instructive and very comforting. Americans can bask in a constitution they've never read and laugh at how the UK has no constitution but the truth is the UK has always had a constitution, albeit never written down, which is administered quickly and, admittedly, theatrically without endless court battles overseen by politically appointed judges which are anathema to any realistic understanding of democracy.

                        • Kit W
                          Kit W  2 weeks back

                          My main man Jon Bercow absolute g

                          • Amse Master
                            Amse Master  2 weeks back

                            So Monty Python wasn't actually a parody

                            • The Observer
                              The Observer  2 weeks back

                              @ 1:47 Stephen, please view BBC Parliament or the Parliament's website. You will see that Black Rod was escorting members of the House of Commons to the House of Lords to hear a proclamation that Parliament was to be Prorogued or suspended.

                              • james84 -
                                james84 -  3 weeks back

                                Trump would not last 5 minutes in our house of commons tbh

                                • B Naylor
                                  B Naylor  3 weeks back

                                  It looks like a Monty Python skit!

                                  • Girish Kulkarni
                                    Girish Kulkarni  3 weeks back

                                    Waha unhe roka jayea nahi kisi masjid mea Jane se

                                    • Girish Kulkarni
                                      Girish Kulkarni  3 weeks back

                                      Gazza putting ko isrial ka state karke manyata de waha unka state government honga gazza walo ka

                                      • Hydra
                                        Hydra  3 weeks back


                                        • Brain Sample
                                          Brain Sample  4 weeks back

                                          The Brits no how to get things done , not like the americans how do everything and nothing with a smile

                                          • El Chupacarba
                                            El Chupacarba  4 weeks back

                                            Don't worry I'll stick to my free social care 😉

                                            • Slaves Forging
                                              Slaves Forging  4 weeks back

                                              Not gonna lie, i clicked on this video because i had no idea what the crap the title could possibly mean, or in what way it could make sense!... not dissappointed.

                                              • SpectatorAlius
                                                SpectatorAlius  4 weeks back

                                                Can we hire that funny looking Brit to say "Get out, man" to President Trump?

                                                • peope1976
                                                  peope1976  4 weeks back

                                                  She is the Sejeant of Arms of the house of lords.
                                                  She can use force and is responsible for the security in the house of lords. (partially).
                                                  She can also arrest and remove Lords.

                                                  • Kerrick Sanker
                                                    Kerrick Sanker  1 months back

                                                    I require no response from you, young man!

                                                    • BiggusBennus
                                                      BiggusBennus  1 months back

                                                      Brilliant Bercow. This was also at gone 1am.

                                                      • Seetiyan
                                                        Seetiyan  1 months back

                                                        I AM watching this at work. Resisting the urge to search for Black Rod . . .

                                                        • Z N
                                                          Z N  1 months back

                                                          “In the name of brown sugar and cinnamon” 
                                                          I nearly spilled my drink 😂

                                                          • Brucessary
                                                            Brucessary  1 months back

                                                            Was that an angry British Bernie Sanders?!

                                                            • RobbyOnTheWay
                                                              RobbyOnTheWay  1 months back

                                                              The brits have a weird political system. And it's totally outdated! Like an exaggerated theatrical performance.
                                                              But still better than this totally stupid political system in the USA, where there are only two parties and you can choose which constituency you would like to have - because you get more votes there.

                                                              • Mohammed Younus
                                                                Mohammed Younus  1 months back

                                                                I googled "black rod" suspecting something else.... 😊😊😊 but found it is an official position in House of Lords in UK parliament...🤣

                                                                • RMB
                                                                  RMB  1 months back

                                                                  John Bercow must be developing a U.S. fan base. Order, order, be a good boy!

                                                                  • Eric Hansen
                                                                    Eric Hansen  1 months back

                                                                    Was that a Benny Hill episode ? I was waiting for the trumpet music to start 🤔

                                                                    • 47chromeAKs
                                                                      47chromeAKs  1 months back

                                                                      BE A GOOD BOY!

                                                                      • WarCry
                                                                        WarCry  1 months back

                                                                        What did he say in the beginning that was bleeped?

                                                                        • Nicole
                                                                          Nicole  1 months back

                                                                          I'm not even into men but Jon (John? I've only seen his name spelled once and my memory is terrible) is so damn cute when he smiles

                                                                          • Viixencat
                                                                            Viixencat  1 months back

                                                                            Our government IS NOT a shambles. No, no more like utter turmoil and bedlam. Imagine if Bane had that plane crashed into a school for bunnies.......

                                                                            • True Black Knight
                                                                              True Black Knight  1 months back


                                                                              • ZdenekLU
                                                                                ZdenekLU  1 months back

                                                                                John Bercow was in the Conservative Party

                                                                                • Snodge Kat
                                                                                  Snodge Kat  1 months back

                                                                                  We have the Usher of the Black Rod here in Canada too. #parlimentary
                                                                                  I love how they sit all stacked together in UK parliament; elbows locked and ready to smash outward.

                                                                                  • Nitish Saxena
                                                                                    Nitish Saxena  1 months back

                                                                                    Bercow never disappoints

                                                                                    • Q-tuber
                                                                                      Q-tuber  1 months back

                                                                                      Can we get Jon Stewart to play John Bercow? Or get them both on stage at the same time?

                                                                                      • Charlotte Gudmundsson
                                                                                        Charlotte Gudmundsson  1 months back

                                                                                        Flashy tie Mr. Bercow!

                                                                                        • Michele Kett
                                                                                          Michele Kett  1 months back

                                                                                          British parliament may look odd but it at least has some standards. Boris is not going to last, he’s like Trump, but like all countries change is creating a bit of chaos.

                                                                                          • Daniel Hightower
                                                                                            Daniel Hightower  1 months back


                                                                                            • Ben CG
                                                                                              Ben CG  1 months back

                                                                                              Get John Bercow on your show!

                                                                                              • Transitfan93
                                                                                                Transitfan93  1 months back

                                                                                                I wonder if this will air in the UK since they don’t allow parliamentary coverage to be shown on a comedy show

                                                                                                • Mary Matthews
                                                                                                  Mary Matthews  1 months back

                                                                                                  THAT is not how the Speaker is supposed to behave, they're expected to be impartial! Bercow made a mortifying situation even worse by grandstanding and bellowing at someone to leave when they'd already LEFT. No wonder he tendered his resignation. His position is untenable and he acts like as big an idiot as Johnson!