The candidates for the Speakership competed to show how different they will be from the man who has just stepped down.
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Interview with Laing, candidate for Speaker: It’s “extraordinary” that whoever holds the office “is totally unaccountable”.
“Dignity, kindness, authority rather than bossiness, and I do believe that those things could be brought to the Chair by a woman.”
Hence the Prime Minister’s warning that Corbyn cannot be trusted with national security, and Betty Boothroyd’s that Labour is galloping over a precipice.