'Read the standing orders!': chaotic parish council Zoom meeting goes viral – video


A town council meeting that descended into chaos – with councillors trading insults and ultimately getting booted off the Zoom call – has become an internet sensation and a metaphor for the UK’s woes under lockdown.

Footage of the extraordinary exchanges of the Handforth council meeting in Cheshire – described by one participant as 'a very good example of bullying within Cheshire east and the environs' – has been shared thousands of times on Twitter. The name of the heroically stoic clerk, Jackie Weaver, trended on Twitter and spawned several memes 

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