This form of words citing the Speaker is the gambit by which ministers and whips hope to avert a Grieve-led rebellion today.
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“That adjective simply summed up how I felt about the way that that day’s business had been conducted.”
The traditional uniform helped to anonymise the office-holder beneath the office, and took humility to wear. Whoever succeeds him should restore it.
A lesson of the claims made against the Speaker is that there is no adequate means of holding him to account when Commons’ conventions break down.
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In response, Lord Hain dismisses the alleged incidents as “an office row”, and suggests the scandal is motivated by political disagreement.
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.
The Speaker informs the House of Commons that it has become law.
“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.”
The Speaker also received support from Sir Edward Leigh and Paul Flynn.
Despite early optimism about allies among the Opposition, no Labour MPs voted Aye.
It’s a varied list, from Graham Brady to Sir Richard Shepherd, and Tracey Crouch to Jacob Rees-Mogg.
A mismanaged motion led to embarrassment and yet another odd turn in the bizarre tale of a controversial Speaker.
“I have been played as a fool. But I would much rather be an honourable fool, in this and any other matter, than a clever man.”
I refer, of course, to the funeral of Richard III. But some MPs, not all of them Tories, have a different committal in mind.
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