There’s little that Conservative MPs can do to stop the Speaker – they don’t have the votes to depose him.
Posts Tagged: John Bercow MP
“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.
The Speaker is unlikely to select backbench amendments designed to help her, so her least bad option is a Government one.
Today, May is swinging towards her Party’s leavers. The logic of the Chancellor’s position, and that of his allies, is to block her – or try to.
The biggest defeat in modern times and the largest Tory rebellion won’t stop her trying to resurrect her deal.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: For Cox to speak with such force suggested how desperate May’s predicament has become.
He suggested that it would be absurd to reject the Government’s motion merely because of the Northern Ireland backstop.