If two men are in a car, and the passenger says to the driver: “Look out! You’re going to crash,” he is shouting out the second, not the first.
David Allen Green has painted an inaccurate and flattering picture of the circumstances in which John Bercow shattered precedent this week.
Even opposition parties and Bercow’s traditional supporters were taken aback by his “ridiculous” ruling. It will have serious repercussions.
The anger expressed on the Conservative benches reflected the anger felt in many a humble home.
The Speaker defied all precedent to allow an amendment which forces the Prime Minister to present the Commons with a ‘Plan B’ much sooner than planned.
MPs cheering on some temporary political advantage may come to rue the day the Commons gave up the concept of an impartial, respected champion.
The Leader of the House asks Bercow to confirm what advice he received from the Commons staff about his controversial ruling on the Grieve Amendment.
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee has today issued a report which casts light on the question.
Meanwhile, Leadsom makes huge gains following her rebuke to the Speaker over alleged sexist remarks.
Both the Leader of the Opposition and the Speaker of the House set a sorry example to the nation yesterday.
The Chamber was filled for a long time with clouds of canting, self-righteous, ludicrously overblown protest.
The Leader of the House raised a point of order: if MPs should apologise for calling another ‘stupid woman’, why hasn’t the Speaker?
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The Prime Minister looked like a straight actor who is appearing in a Christmas pantomime, in order to become the butt of everyone else’s jokes.
Even the mice in the Commons tea room know that he was put in by one party and is kept there by one party.