The process of leaving brutally exposed some of the UK’s shortcomings. But a Remain vote would have hid them, not solved them.
Posts Tagged: John Bercow
Former Speaker says “in terms of values the Labour Party is preferable to the Conservative Party”.
It despises the very values of patriotism and economic self-improvement that made people like my grandparents vote for them.
The disruption to Parliament from Covid-19 has obscured and delayed the important work of undoing the damage wrought by his Speakership.
When his family fell on hard times, education made the difference. Were there to be a vacancy in that department, he would be an obvious candidate.
No self-respecting democracy could accept the sort of concessions demanded by the victor after a war had been won.
Lewis becomes the first Conservative MP to lose the whip during this Parliament. But he may not be the last.
For the Party to take it off him is one thing; for the Government to recast the committee, or try to, would be quite another.
Let’s say that Patel did, on occasion, shout – or lose her temper. Should that really be deemed unacceptable?
The former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party abused his parliamentary privileges. Holding the powerful to account means blocking his peerage.
He adds that he wouldn’t offer the former speaker a peerage, as he responds to comments made by Dawn Butler.
Butler claims the fact that Bercow is yet to receive a peerage ‘is also a form of bullying’.
Bercow was the rudest Speaker of modern times, yet by the end he had degenerated into an Establishment stooge
The former Speaker’s autobiography is a disappointment. He writes as he talks – and after a time this becomes wearisome.
By the time May finally stepped down, I was concerned about the future of our parliamentary democracy. What a waste of well over three years.
The Government should allow MPs the chance to vote on letting the bells ring out from this iconic tower.
I’ve been nervous after last time – but here goes. Plus: Farage is having a dreadful campaign. And why election night TV will never be the same again.