Mar 21 2012   12:22PM GMT

MP rebuked for fiddling

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In this day and age, who can say they are not guilty of fiddling in much the same way as the SNP’s Angus MacNeil who was caught at it during a debate in the House of Commons.

Unfortunately for the MP, he was seen by Speaker John Bercow  and rebuked for fiddling with his smart phone.

Bercow told MacNeil, MP for Na h-Eileanan An Iar, that it was unacceptable for him to be using his smart phone, according to reports.

He accused MacNeil of “ostentatiously and blatantly” using his phone, which he said “impaired the decorum” of the Commons.

Last year, MPs agreed new guidelines which allowed the use of smart phones and tablet devices such as iPads provided they did not impede debates.

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