Here we have another example of the complete lack of any concept of free speech in the European Parliament. In the President's chair for this part of the debate sits Diana Wallis, Lib/Dem MEP for Yorkshire (and how those words mean nothing in any sense after this. Liberal... Uhuh, Democrat, under whose definition?). William Legge, the Earl of Dartmouth MEP is having a go at Baroness Ashton, describing her as "the Sarah Palin of the ex-student left". Dartmouth has 1 minute speaking time, we are now about 45 seconds in. "The High Representative has forgotten nothing and learn't nothing" he continues.
So what does the excreable Wallis do? She cuts his mike off.
"I am sorry, but I don't think we should listen to personal comments like that in this chamber".
When he complains, she just states that his speaking time had finished.
Now Diana Wallis can say and do what she wants when she is wearing her Lib Dem hat, of course, but when she is the chair, she has to be equal in her treatment.
She should resign, as she has shown she does not have the temperament to act in an equitable fashion.