Ahead of crucial vote to pass the Brexit Bill in the House of Commons Wednesday, Scottish National Party MPs whistled the EU anthem. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
Scottish National Party (SNP) MPs whistled Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' on Wednesday (February 8) during a vote in the British parliament on legislation allowing Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Britain's exit from the European Union. The pro-European lawmakers whistled and sang the tune, recognised as the Anthem of Europe by the European Union, as lawmakers voted 494 to 122 in favour of legislation, giving May the right to trigger Brexit. Lindsay Hoyle, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, politely requested the MPs stop their choral message as lawmakers returned to the chamber to hear the result. The bill now needs the approval of the upper chamber, in which May does not have a majority, before it becomes law.