"This is not the House of Commons colleagues, it's the European Parliament."

Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness has been recently recorded exercising composure most other MEPs would dream of, in an incident in the European Parliament where a male dissident made her life quite difficult mid-speech.

Wednesday saw McGuinness, the Vice President of the European Parliament, chairing the European Parliament’s debate on the most recent Brexit developments alongside European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Chief Negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier.

Mid-debate, eurosceptic Independent MEP David Coburn – feeling the need to interrupt proceedings – began shouting a number of times, including the German phrase "auf wiedersehen" meaning "until we meet again" when German MEP Elmar Brok finished speaking.

In the video below, Coburn can also be seen shouting "good" at Guy Verhofstadt, the EU Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator and "rubbish" loudly in the background.

Upon noticing this, McGuinness can be seen cooly reprimanding Coburn – and the group in which he is seated, including Nigel Farage – by commanding attention and directing a speech at the group of five men. 

 “Colleagues if it were in my power, but it’s not, the word ‘rubbish’ would be banned from this chamber," she says.

"This is a very difficult issue for all of us. The least we can do is respect the person who has the microphone. There are too many on my right intervening with the debate. Please listen, it is far too serious of an issue to play out in parliament.

"This is not the House of Commons colleagues, it's the European Parliament."

Previously an art dealer and a financial trader, Coburn was the leader of the UK Independence Party in Scotland until he quit in December 2018. He has been a Member of the European Parliament for the Scotland constituency since 2014.

A fervent Brexiteer, he has been indefinitely banned from Wikipedia after attempting to alter an article about himself 69 times in six days.

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