November 28th, 2013

WATCH: Lansley Burns Bercow

From his little throne, Bercow loves to tick off the government for leaking announcements online or in the press before they are announced in the House. Just two weeks ago he said:

“If something has been announced to the House about its future business, I would consider it courteous for the House to be informed formally of any change before the wider world is. A written statement would usually suffice, if there were not sufficient occasion or urgency to justify a supplementary business statement. I hope you will have heard the statement from the chair, to put it very candidly and bluntly these announcements should be made to the House not by the mechanism of Twitter. I think it’s pretty clear.”

So imagine Andrew Lansley’s delight when he got to make this Point of Order:

Delicious.


88 Comments

  1. 1
    James Inho says:

    Why are MPs in a trade Union?

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  2. 2
    Is his brother called FukOffOwen? says:

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  3. 3
    Alex Taylor says:

    This could be good for us daily watchers of parliament, burn the fucking dwarf

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    • 80
      PC Dixon says:

      Don’t be so nasty to Mr Burco Alex – He’s a very important person isn’t he?

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      • 86
        broderick crawford says:

        WHEELTAPPERS AND SHUNTERS SOCIAL CLUB CHAIR SAYS :

        ORDER ORDER … WE HAVE A VERY FAMOUS GUEST SPEAKER AT THIS MEETING WHO WILL TALK ABOUT HIS CAREER IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AND HIS PERSONAL ACQUAintance WITH SUCH LUMINARIES AS GARY GLITTER JONATHAN KING AND STUART HALL

        WELCOME SIR JIMMY ….

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  4. 4
    Mitch says:

    Lansley makes an excellent point. For how long have backbenchers and the Speaker criticised ministers for briefing important announcements outside of parliament first?

    BTW – this new deputy Speaker is a bit shakey?

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    • 38
      Tony E says:

      Yes, and not too sure of her role I suspect. I’m sure that this is a matter for the chair, as it is the chair (in the person of Speaker Bercow) acting under his parliamentary authority who has raised the issue.

      It was also house business Qs this morning, which makes the omission rather more abusive of the process.

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    • 63
      Watcher says:

      It was the cleaner surely?

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    • 87
      broderick crawford says:

      ON THE CONTRARY .. I THOUGH IF LOOKS COULD KILL LANSLEY WOULD NOW BE CARRION .

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  5. 6
    Sarcan III, The Kebab King says:

    He skewered Bercow like a kofta kebab

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    • 34
      The British People says:

      If that is a skewering, God help us. These people are utterly cut off from the lives of the public.

      Its like an argument about what colour stripe deckchairs ought to be moved first on the Titanic

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  6. 7
    The Lobbyist says:

    Changes to how democracy is delivered in the UK has FA to do with The Speaker. That is the responsibility of the government.

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    • 9
      Mitch says:

      Discussions on the democratic process are notionally above party politics and quite often handled by the Speaker and/or his commission.

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  7. 10
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    DONE LIKE A KIPPER.

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  8. 11
    A Voter says:

    How come after every election the fucking government end up in power?

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  9. 20
    The British media are cunts says:

    More lefty wank off the BBC. Luciana Berger another of Red Ed’s feminist drones was prattling on the BBC news about how terrible any delay in bringing in plain packaging for cigarettes was.

    Of course the obvious question to ask her was if that was so important, why didn’t Labour do it in their 13 years in power? Needless to say the gormless male BBC presenter didn’t ask that question.

    Then we have Radio 5 claiming that the Tories are close to the cigarette companies, hence their desire NOT to bring in plain packaging. The BBC of course fails to point out that it was LABOUR that was going to exclude cigarette advertising from Formula 1 thanks to a large bung from Bernie Ecclestone.

    The BBC must think we’re all fucking stupid.

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    • 23
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Trouble is, the BBC is sadly right in the case of 98% of the populace.

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      • 40
        Tony E says:

        Or at least enough of them to see Labour home and dry in 2015.

        It’s amazing how penetrative a lie is if it repeated often enough, those unsure of their views can be easily persuaded over particular issues, so long as the narrative is consistent.

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    • 26
      Anonymous says:

      Apart from the fact that its illegal to sell cigarettes to children, isnt she the fool who is MP for Wavertree(Liverpool) who didnt even do enough homework to know who Bill Shankley was ? i rest my case.

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    • 39
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      You have to remember that their brains are so coke addled the 13 years of a Labour government is but a distant dream to them, fond memories set in sunny uplands, Iraq, Afghanistan, mass immigration, financial crash, £trillion + debt etc ,etc. I won’t go into detail, you could write it on a fag packet.

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      • 71
        Anonymous says:

        Well if it’s plain packaging there’ll be lots more you can write on them ….. and there sure is lots more to write

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    • 56
      BBC says:

      You are fucking stupid, the very fact that we are still here tells you that.

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    • 77
      Everyone in government, banking and entertainment says:

      We the chain smoking, coke and meth addicted sexual perverts really know what’s best for you. And whats best for you is sobriety, absitnence and hard work. Especially hard work. Lots of hard work.

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    • 84
      (Not so)Dangerous Brian says:

      And they are mostly correct!!

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  10. 21
    Gordon Brown - Share Tips says:

    Short Bercow

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  11. 22

    The Speaker will take just as much notice of that as anyone else in public life does, i.e. absolutely none.

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    • 37
      Podiceps says:

      Sometimes this blog reminds me of one of those magazines that are entirely about Coronation Street: huge passions and momentous upheavals that have absolutely no connection with the real world.

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  12. 32
    Andrew Lansley says:

    Zero hour contracts and sanctioning, see, just look what we can do for you, we can make you go so hungry that you have to seek hospital treatment, that is the Tory contract. We make you fear that you’ll lose your home, we will make you fearful of not taking a job that would put you on the road of poverty pay. We will punish you for being disabled, we will punish you for being ordinary, we will punish you thoroughly for ALL our mistakes.

    We did it, just for you, don’t thank us, please, it comes naturally to us

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  13. 41
    Where is the fault in this Lefty Logic says:

    So.

    The Spin is.

    Aging population needs more carers ( applies to socialist welfare state)

    Import carers, their families, extended families and extended families’ families.

    Population grows because of imports, more carers required.

    Import carers, their families, extended families and extended families’ families.

    Population grows because of imports, more carers required.

    Where will it all end?

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    • 49
      Vote Tory get heir to Blair says:

      No need to worry. The Liblabcon-men’s green energy poll tax will do for a lot of the old ones this winter.

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    Vote Tory get heir to Blair says:

    The Liblabcon-men believe in euthenasia. It is called the green energy poll tax.

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  16. 52
    Jack Dromey says:

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  17. 54
    Npower overpaid fatcat says:

    We are doing our bit to increase opps sorry force of habit to hold our energy prices for one week to do this we are exporting 1500 British jobs to India.

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    • 85
      (Not so)Dangerous Brian says:

      This n power tw*t was on 1 o’clock news earlier.
      Its not about cutting costs its about providing excellent customer service.

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  18. 55
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    The death of Lewis Collins, a British actor whose work is still shown in this country practically every day, is yet to be reported on Radio 5 Labour.

    Lewis, of course, appeared on the capitalistic, cultural backwater that is ITV, and therefore does not appear in the Official Version of British Television as propagandised by the British Bolshevik Corporation.

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  19. 73
    A Maimed Badger says:

    Perhaps not a Closet Gay but a Closet Socialist.

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Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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