Rain Stops Play: UK Parliament Forced To Close After Water Leak

www.oann.com | 11/9/2006 | Staff
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament was forced to close early on Thursday after a leak in the 19th century Gothic palace caused water to rain down into the debating chamber.

Lawmakers were debating tax policy when water began cascading into the press area overlooking lawmakers’ seats, forcing Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle to suspend the session.

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Speaking over the noise of pouring water, Member of Parliament Justin Madders, said: “I hope I can complete my speech before rain stops play. I think there is probably some kind of symbol, about how many people view how broken parliament is, going on there.”

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