The parry and thrust of the House of Commons can sometimes get a bit Monty Python-ish.
Just think of these scenes from that British absurdist-satiric TV show.
A man goes into a pet shop with a cold stiff bird and says: "This is a dead parrot!"
The shopkeeper replies: "No, he is not. He is just sleeping."
A long, absurd contretemps ensues.
Or, there was this one.
A customer approaches the "Argument Booth" in a midway (sort of like the old "Kissing Booth"), and pays his money.
"I would like an argument," the customer says.
"No, you wouldn't," says the man in the booth.
"Yes, I would!"
"No you wouldn't"
"That's not an argument it's just a contradiction!"
"No, it isn't."