As a spectator sport, this continual tripping, kicking, stamping, striking, biting, gouging and even emasculating of the other side leaves something to be desired.
Posts Tagged: John Bercow MP
The Speaker’s ill-judged intervention in the case is the latest in a long series of serious errors on his part.
The close-run fight for the future of our country comfortably wins both polls by clear majorities, trumping defections to UKIP and showdowns with Europe.
Carole Mills is tangled up in a burqa ban – and a Select Committee report that it was misled about her knowledge of an Australian parliamentary controversy.
Plus: Marr again. Shot foxes. Unhatted rabbits. Bercow’s revenge. Sir Trevor Brooking’s posterior. And: thanks to Stuart in customer services, who made this column possible.
We got Shakespeare driving a white van, or at least commenting on one, but he was trumped by an MP who actually has white vans in his family.
John Stevens: The struggles of Bercow, and the rise of UKIP and the SNP, tell the same story about our democracy
Only radical parliamentary reform will restore popular trust in Westminster – and the Speaker cannot be part of it.
Terry Barnes: Carol Mills is a decent person who has been left by the Speaker in an impossible position
She is being hung out to dry by John Bercow’s determination both to get his own way and save his parliamentary skin.
The case for Bercow as a great reformer tends to be obscured by his astonishingly bad manners.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: hostilities suspended as Cameron and Miliband unite in the face of terrorism
Only the points of order raised against John Bercow by three Tory MPs struck a partisan note.
From Reggie to Dessie: “Bill Cash, as you can imagine, was very critical. “Big mistake by Carswell…”
A senior backbench Conservative e-mails the Minister of State at the Department for International Development.
The Speaker’s authority has evaporated – his survival is now at odds with the smooth functioning of the Commons.
The role of Speaker is that of servant, not master, of the House of Commons
As I have urged the Speaker, each job requires an appropriate specialist.
For the second week running, Miliband attacked Cameron over the NHS. The two leaders also discussed the child abuse inquiries.