December 14th, 2011

Another Tory MP Snaps At Speaker

Keith Simpson has been gloriously indiscreet in a post PMQs chat with the Standard’s Craig Woodhouse:

“I do not have any time for the man. He has got a tin ear. He doesn’t know when to intervene or not… He comes out with these appalling cliches, all this business about ‘the public don’t like it, I don’t like it’, but I’m pretty sure my 88-year-old mother is sitting in front of the TV screaming that she does like it. (Burns) would happily take the rap but for once it wasn’t him. He picked on old Burnsy, who tends to be a serial offender, but in fact it wasn’t Burns – it was one of the younger lads standing to Burns’s left. I said to him, it’s like a man who is always speeding up and down the M11 and then gets caught when he is not driving. That’s life. It’s much easier to pick on a man who is a serial offender… Every time the Speaker interferes and leaps up and down he tends to bring out the worst in me.”

There’s even a Huhne joke for good measure. Simpson joins a growing list of Tory MPs willing to break cover and say out loud what many more of them are discuss privately. You might think that the mulled wine has been flowing all morning…


  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    even Mick was a better person for the job compared to Bercow.


  2. 2
    Going Postal says:

    where’s Billy… on the loo?


  3. 3
    Jimmy Sands says:

    “but I’m pretty sure my 88-year-old mother is sitting in front of the TV screaming that she does like it.”

    Game girl. What is she watching?


  4. 5
    Special Ed says:

    In a word, the speaker and his wife are – classless.


  5. 6
    Jo says:

    Who cares what MPs think? He’s there to keep them in order, not pander to them.


  6. 7

    Not surprising. Labour should have expected this when they installed Bercow as Speaker, simply because they knew it would piss off the Tories.

    He demeans an ancient and noble office, and drags the whole political establishment even further into the depths. Which, admittedly, is difficult, given the lows to which it has sunk.


  7. 8
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Here I am !

    I was sitting an exam the other day when I realised that all the people involved within the questions had foreign names. It’s disgusting, I didn’t see a single British name.

    Anyway, I still think I passed that Criminal Law exam.


  8. 9
    Special Ed says:

    Ah!! This moderation system is as thick as pig excrement. How can we be expected to comment on an article about the spe@ker without being able to write spe@ker! ??


  9. 10
    Marmite says:

    Bercow = little farty c.u.n.t. Hope he & his smelly wife come to a really horrible end [soon].


  10. 11
    Special Ed says:

    The man has no class or in fact respect for the traditions that are inherent in his position. In short, he p1sses me off even more than the Eds.


  11. 12
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “Another Tory Lashes out at the Speaker”

    Is this also another George Osborne joke :-)


  12. 16
    Anonymous says:

    An educated man wouldn’t say ‘the public don’t like it.’


  13. 20
    Ed and his curiously morphing 'ooter says:

    Mither Thspeakerth my betht fwend


  14. 22
    testing says:



  15. 24
    Gonk says:

    He’s an extra from Wind in the Willows.


  16. 27
    Iain Dale's Dildo says:

    My names Billy and I’ve got a 10 foot w i lly
    I showed to the girl next door
    She though it was a sname
    And hit with a rake
    And, like the spe@ker, it’s only 5 foot 4


    • 32
      I go off on a bender says:

      Pissed as a fart, mate. Well done that man.


    • 47
      Philip Larkin says:

      My first names Billy
      Ive a ten foot Willy
      Which I showed off to my mum again
      She thought it was a snake
      So she hit it with a rake
      But tell me what the fucks a “sname”?


  17. 28
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    My name is also Billy (Bowden is the greatest umpire ever !) but my wi lly is only 3 inches. Its very sad, I p1 ss on my own (Ed) Balls.


  18. 29
    David Cameron's right of return says:

    Poor Serbian Christian minority in Kosovo getting fucked by the EU g-est’ap=po and this is all youve got to talk about


  19. 35
    Rick Limerfuck says:

    There was an old poster named Billy
    Whose comments were never that silly.
    He won the cap comp
    Went off on a romp
    With leather-boys, and lost his lilly.


  20. 36
    google tells the truth says:

    Mr Speaker Bercow

    Google : Define an English person
    and there you have him.
    And many many more of our Honourable Members.


  21. 37
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    If the Speaker shut up and stopped whaffling, full of his over inflated self importance there would probably be time for another 30 questions.


  22. 44
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Bercow Go!


  23. 49
    tory bear's worst nightmare says:

    Is this the same Keith Simpson MP who has been caught speeding, been fined, reoffended then banned?


  24. 50
    Private Sponge says:

    Going by the photo, that’s Captain George Mainwaring surely.


  25. 52
    Midget says:

    If anyone should shut the f*ck up, is that scrounging, attention seeking wife of his. He should being telling her to zip it.


  26. 54
    HappyUK says:

    Even funnier, check out Keith Simpson in his earlier incarnation (circa 1991) as military historian on the Channel Four ‘After Dark’ discussion programme. One of the guests includes a suitably pissed Oliver Reed, whose interjections are priceless.



  27. 55
    Anonymous says:

    The Yanks really are a bunch of bullies. Remember it was they who through the UN initially refused to describe the Rwanda massacres as genocide


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