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Author Topic: MPs in the House of Commons debates shout many strange things. But why do they..  (Read 384 times)

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...keep bellowing out "Hear! Hear"?

Traditions are all very fine...and I could well understand it if they were shouting "Here! Here!" instead, especially
when they are desperately trying to get poor old  John Bercow's attention to speak next.

But "Hear! Hear!" ?  That's a bit on the weird side isn't it?  What's it all about?

Why do they do it? What does it mean? Where does it come from? Who started it in the first place?

And (if you've got time between the brussel sprouts and the brandy snaps) when?
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