Like his style. BBC McDonnells explanation John McDonnell MP (Labour Hayes and Harlington) showed quite a bit of backbone in the House today. During Hoons announcement regarding Heathrows third runway, McDonnell stood up, walked over to the Mace, picked it up and placed it on the bench. He has been suspended from the House for five days. His issue is that Heathrow is in his constituency and lots of his constituants will lose their homes. He is pissed off that despite the government agreeing to a debate on the subject, they snubbed a vote. He quite rightly believes this goes against the peoples rights to have an elected member speak and vote on their behalf as opposed to the other way round. Lets hope this is the start of something bigger as disgruntled MPs start actually doing what they are elected to do and speak out against the non democratic way the government are acting towards the people they serve.