I like John Bercow – indeed, I’ll vote for him. But the Speaker of the House shouldn’t represent a constituency – doing so disenfranchises thousands of people.
Posts Tagged: John Bercow MP
Plus: An idea for May. A quote from YouGov. A cancelled lunch. A headline from the Economist. Could Gove return? And: could Bercow be ousted?
Corbyn could not shake May, but Robertson for a moment disconcerted her.
The Speaker informs the House of Commons that it has become law.
The by-election winner becomes the first Conservative to represent the area since 1935.
“I hope… they will accept that, as an unelected chamber, they should agree that the will of the British electorate as a whole, and the view of the House of Commons overwhelmingly, should go.”
Matthew Barrett: Don’t be so eager to scrap the Lords, Conservative MPs. We may need it one day to check Labour tyranny.
What a farce it would be if, in attempting to secure Brexit, we booted out one of the institutions that makes us exceptional.
The Speaker also received support from Sir Edward Leigh and Paul Flynn.
We explain why.
But neither the American President’s concession to Britain nor the question of double standards are likely to deter some Parliamentarians.
Rebecca Coulson: Breastfeeding in the Commons? Fine. But gender quotas for committee witnesses would be absurd.
The Speaker’s recent report on improving equality in Parliament makes some proposals which are irrelevant at best.
The Prime Minister’s victory oration in Manchester beat two celebrated maiden speeches and a cussed defence of the Speaker.
From Reggie to Dessie: It’s Mike Penning as Father Christmas – and carols led by Dr Coffey on a karaoke machine
Plus: Boris’s party is raided by the Vice and Drugs Squads. The Home Secretary says it was “a police operational decision”
Iain Dale: Europe. Cameron is ready to wave a piece of white paper declaring “An agreement for our time”
Plus: Osborne squeezes the rich till their pips squeak. Prime Minister Corbyn, and other fantasises. Stephen McPartland has balls of steel. And: No breast jokes here.
From Reggie to Dessie: Calling all Tory MPs. If in doubt of your sexuality, please consult Dr Sarah Wollaston or Dr Phillip Lee
Plus: Soames makes his way towards a gender-neutral loo. Lunch with Tyrie, lunch with Kirby. The Shipley Strangler strikes again. And: George Simpson saves the day.