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Posts Tagged: Lindsay Hoyle MP
But there were a couple of moments of levity – though both men agreed that this is no time for it.
To the astonishment of those who see him as an incorrigible buffoon, the Prime Minister looked and sounded unremittingly sombre.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Johnson discovers the merits of brevity, and says nothing against hypocrisy
The PM accused Corbyn of being “negative”.
The Prime Minister resembles a batsman who is enjoying himself.
The Government should allow MPs the chance to vote on letting the bells ring out from this iconic tower.
The Prime Minister conducted himself like a benevolent monarch.
Mark Francois: On January 31, let Big Ben ring out to celebrate our new age of national independence
If you agree, then I urge you to write to your MP and ask them to sign Early Day Motion No. 2 as well.
Congratulations to Hoyle – the new Speaker. He pledges to “polish away” the tarnish of the Bercow era.
This Commons has been excoriated over Brexit, but nothing becomes it like its ending. By putting Hoyle and Bryant in the final, it turned its back on the Bercow era.
But Laing’s 127 votes have to divide roughly five to one if he is to beat Hoyle – who therefore remains favourite.
Laing has 122 votes, Bryant 120. Unless the candidates who withdraw transfer disproportionately to one of them, Hoyle seems to be home and dry.
Plus: Sky News troll themselves. How the next Speaker might surprise you. And: Labour moderates are still deluded about their Party’s future.
If they want a more old-fashioned product, they may go for Lindsay Hoyle. If someone more like the present incumbent, for Harriet Harman.