WATCH: The moment politicians gave up on debate and started throwing chairs

Politicians fight in Taiwanese Parliament (YouTube)
Updated 15 July 2017
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WATCH: The moment politicians gave up on debate and started throwing chairs

The art of debate can sometimes get lost in the heat of the moment, as two Taiwanese politicians displayed recently during a session on infrastructure reform.
Now video footage has been made available that shows just how violent the debate became.
The televised debate erupted into a fight between the two women, who exchanged slaps and tried to strangle each other. But it was fast to spread, with members throwing water balloons at each other, one man can even be seen picking up a chair.
President of the Legislative Yuan, Su Chia-chyuan, called for calm and order, but these pleads appeared to be ignored, leaving Su to simply exclaim: “Everyone is watching,” probably referring to the presence of television cameras.
The protest by KMT was in response to claims that the $14.012 billion reform largely favored cities and counties loyal to the ruling party.


Comcast offers $31 billion for Sky, going head-to-head with Fox

Updated 1 min 26 sec ago
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Comcast offers $31 billion for Sky, going head-to-head with Fox

LONDON: US cable company Comcast Corp. submitted a £22 billion offer for pay-TV group Sky on Wednesday, challenging an already agreed but lower takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch’s Fox.
Comcast, which first outlined an offer at the same £12.50-a-share price in February, said it would continue to engage with the Sky’s independent directors with a view to obtaining a recommendation for its deal.
Twenty-First Century Fox, which already owns 39 percent of Sky, said it remained committed to its recommended cash offer for Sky announced on December 15, 2016, and was currently considering its options.
“A further announcement will be made in due course,” it said.
Fox’s £10.75-a-share deal has been held up to scrutiny by regulators, who have concerns about the influence Murdoch could wield through owning all of the broadcaster as well as his British newspapers.
In the meantime, Fox has agreed to sell many of its TV and film assets to Walt Disney, including its stake in Sky.
Comcast, the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, said it was delighted to be formalizing its offer.
“We have long believed Sky is an outstanding company and a great fit with Comcast,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Brian L. Roberts.
“Sky has a strong business, excellent customer loyalty, and a valued brand.”