The Speaker offers a distillation of his signature style.
Posts Tagged: John Bercow MP
40 opposition MPs stand in their places in order for it to take place. The Speaker rules it must happen now.
Daniel Hannan: The EU’s anti-democratic culture. First it corrupted other countries. Now it is corrupting Britain.
Even worse is the politicisation of the Speaker’s Chair. The impartiality of Britain’s Speaker was, like the impartiality of its monarch, a given.
Like it or not, the choice has shifted away from ‘Deal or No Deal’ towards ‘Deal or No Brexit’. It’s better to fight against a bad deal outside the EU than to Remain.
There’s little that Conservative MPs can do to stop the Speaker – they don’t have the votes to depose him.
“It’s a very impressive hat that you are wearing, or a hat of sorts. Very well done.”
Henry Newman: Bercow has demonstrated he will do anything to frustrate Brexit. So it’s time for MPs to smell the coffee.
Critics of the deal need to compromise and accept the actual choices on offer. Refusal to do so risks an outcome far worse, or no Brexit at all.
The crude effect of his ruling, crafted and sprung on a hapless Downing Street, is to make a third meaningful vote unlikely this week, and perhaps next week too.
WATCH: “The Government cannot legitimately…resubmit to the House the same proposition” – the Speaker kills MV3
“This ruling should not be regarded as my last word on the subject,” Bercow added.
Chloe Westley: The EU, the Commons – and last week’s votes. The people should fire the MPs who won’t follow their instructions.
I believe that the actions of politicians over the last two years have seriously weakened trust in the system.
I expected a Leave victory to be a profound shock and challenge to politicians. They have struggled to adapt even more than I anticipated.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Bercow is killing this contest by encouraging pious blather instead of brutal brevity
The Speaker has unintentionally become the friend of waffle during the weekly session.
The implication is that the Government would win more votes if it kept the ERG happy.
The Prime Minister assured Labour MPs that she will stand up for workers’ rights.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Corbyn digs himself into a hole as the Prime Minister starts to unite her party
The Leader of the Opposition looked totally incapable of taking over.