The Speaker must rein in self-indulgent MPs who no longer try to express themselves with the greatest possible concision and force.
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Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Tory MPs decide this is not the right evening to defenestrate the PM
But there was also a sense, outside the meeting of the 1922 Committee, that the revolution has only been postponed.
The Leader of the Opposition took the chance to do a bit of electioneering by praising Tony Blair’s achievements.
The Speaker offers a distillation of his signature style.
Interview – Davies & McVey. They back May’s deal. “I don’t try to persuade Esther that she shouldn’t do something, and she doesn’t persuade me that I should do something.”
“We’ve both been on a very different journey…our views have aligned.”
Henry Newman: Bercow has demonstrated he will do anything to frustrate Brexit. So it’s time for MPs to smell the coffee.
Critics of the deal need to compromise and accept the actual choices on offer. Refusal to do so risks an outcome far worse, or no Brexit at all.
WATCH: “The Government cannot legitimately…resubmit to the House the same proposition” – the Speaker kills MV3
“This ruling should not be regarded as my last word on the subject,” Bercow added.
I expected a Leave victory to be a profound shock and challenge to politicians. They have struggled to adapt even more than I anticipated.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: May threatens to drive everyone over a cliff, then offers a concession
The Prime Minister lives to fight another day, and with a bit of help from Labour she could still get her deal through.
The implication is that the Government would win more votes if it kept the ERG happy.
Fear of both a Corbyn government and an enraged grassroots seems to be keeping Tory MPs together in the crucial votes.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Corbyn digs himself into a hole as the Prime Minister starts to unite her party
The Leader of the Opposition looked totally incapable of taking over.
The Moggcast. “Most of the poison is in the backstop.” Were it removed, Rees-Mogg might support May’s plan.
But though such a change might win his support, would it persuade his colleagues? Plus: he believes Bercow made “an honest error” last week.
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.