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Sir John Hayes on language in Parliament: 'I am not against the robust argument but it is the way it is done'

Sir John Hayes has today spoken out on the use of language in Parliament, following heated scenes in the Commons over Brexit this week.

The MP for South Holland and the Deepings told how, while he understood the need for politicians to get their opinions across, it should be done with 'elegance and grace.'

Speaking to Spalding Today, he said: "I am amongst the most frequent contributors among the debates and have been for 20 years. I have spoken thousands of times and have never lost my temper or felt the need to use bad language. I have never needed to, but I have noticed a decline in the quality of the debate.

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