The clip shows how Lord Young attempted to weigh in with his views on a bill allowing the UK to diverge from EU laws governing the genetic modification of crops.
However, he was soon interrupted by government whip Baroness Bloomfield who called him out and accused him of dozing off: “I am sorry, but the noble lord was fast asleep for the entire duration of the minister’s speech.
“He really should not participate in this debate having failed to take advantage of the ability to hear him.”
She added: “I am afraid the noble lord was fast asleep for the entirety of the minister’s opening speech… I had to send a note to you in order to wake you up, by the doorkeeper.”
Vladimir Putin – Bejing Winter Olympics (2022)
While the Russian invasion into Ukraine continues, tensions were clear earlier this year when Russian president Vladimir Putin appeared to awkwardly fall asleep at the Beijing Winter Olympics when athletes from Ukraine marched around the ceremony at Beijing’s National Stadium.
Footage panned on Putin shows him slumped in his chair slowly blinking as if he had just woken up from a nap.
Ginsburg hilariously admitted after-the-fact the reason for her sleepiness.
“The audience for the most part is awake because they are bobbing up and down all the time and we sit there, stone-faced, sober justices,” said Ginsburg. “But we’re not, at least I wasn’t, 100 per cent sober.”
It’s not the first time Ginsburg was caught catching some Zs, she was also caught snoozing at the 2013 State of the Union address which she blamed on “a very good California wine.”
At least she was honest.
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