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UK Politician Falls Asleep During Live TV Debate—And We've All Been There

UK Politician Falls Asleep During Live TV Debate—And We've All Been There
4 months ago

Remember that time you fell asleep during class in high school? Great, you can use that memory to find some sympathy for UK MP Sir Desmond Swayne, who fell asleep during a live Brexit debate yesterday. The conservative politician nodded off during his party colleague Ken Clarke's speech on the EU Bill. At about 43 seconds into the video, he suddenly jerks back awake with a sly smile and tousled hair.  

Some Twitterers blamed it on Ken Clarke: 

And some looked to other explanations: 

Others discussed what the consequences at their jobs would be for dozing off on the clock: 

Overworked or underpaid?

At least Mr. Swayne owned his faux pas:

What do you think? Should he be suspended? Or is he only human? One thing's for sure, just watching the clip had us in a cubicle coma.