February 18th, 2014

Non-Public School Tory MPs Slam ‘Tit’ Bercow
“Mr Speaker is trying to distract from his domestic troubles”

It’s safe to say that the Speaker’s comments about PMQs have gone down badly with the Tories: “Bercow allows questions that are nothing to do [with] policy,” one payroll MP ranted to Guido, “letting Miliband go on and on and on, when it’s not actually questioning the PM on policy, just party political pops. So what does he expect?”

Guido contacted some non-public school Tories, who seem particularly incensed by Bercow’s allegations of “yobbery and public school twittishness”:

“He really is a tit. Calling us all public schoolboys shows [how] out of touch he is with his old party because most of us really aren’t. I’m surprised he can walk straight with that massive chip on his shoulder and he really needs to get over his little man syndrome.”

Another takes a subtler tone:

“PMQs is boisterous and passionate, and I would take passionate politics over bland politics any day. The idea that it is ‘male’ and ‘public school’ is obvious nonsense – I’ve never noticed a difference in behaviour from female MPs or non-public school MPs. These are just lazy accusations to lob into the discussion. MPs sometimes shout because they care passionately. That’s not a bad thing.”

The claws are out though, with one Cameron uber-loyalist really putting the boot in:

“Obviously Mr Speaker is trying to distract from his own domestic troubles.” 

Most MPs contacted refused to give quotes due to the way in which they feel Bercow has “politicised his office” and they want to be able to “ask a question this side of the election”. It has not gone unnoticed though that Bercow waited for a week when all the MPs were all away before he dropped his comments attacking them. That should only delay the whispering campaign…


101 Comments

  1. 1
    A true libertarian says:

    does anyone have any actual statistics about how many MP’s on all sides of the house are a product of the public school system and, ideally, went on to Oxbridge or Russell Group universities?

    be nice to know if we are really ruled by the few, on behalf of the few.

    cheers, the many.

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    • 4
      Ah! yes says:

      A true libertarian would work it out for himself.

      Wikipedia…simps

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      • 5
        A true libertarian says:

        if only I had the time, I am too busy earning money to pay taxes to support Nigel Farage in Europe.

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        • 31
          Casual Observer 7 says:

          Politically the Oxbridge fraternity are not dominant in the HoC, but they may well have proportionately higher representation at the Cabinet level.

          My own gut (have not checked the figures) is that we are currently more biased towards Oxford than Cambridge – hence the left wing feel.

          You should really direct your concern more to the civil service – in particularly the top echelons.

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          • Isaac Hunt says:

            The same goes for J’ewish influence that is completely at odds with the null hypothesis and the equalitarian agenda.

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          • A true libertarian says:

            it extends to the civil service, the BBC (in fact the whole media, including those that run this site), the judiciary etc.

            essentially we are ruled by a small coterie of people who all went to the same schools, speak the same language, drink together regardless of them supposedly being ‘enemies’ (again witness some of the people who run this site going to Christmas drinkies with No10 and Ed M).

            the rest of us don’t get a look in. work hard and get on, my arse.

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          • broderick crawford says:

            the BBC is descending into open farce .
            todays YOU AND YOURS on radio four concentrated ostensibly on a phone in from flood victims looking for guidance out of their plight from ” experts” from the insurance industry and govt depts /quangos .

            The callers stories were truly heart rending as were their simple requests for basic information .

            not one of the ” savants ” in studio gave a straightforward answer .

            Their caveats came thick , furious and well rehearsed….not my portfolio … not my area of expertise … not familiar with the callers specific situation …. cannot comment on a ” fluid” situation
            etc .

            the presenter was a complete politically correct bland job not daring to push any of the experts for clarification but moving ” on to the next call ” following the latest half arsed answer which gave no constructive advice nor guidance .

            complete and utter waste of OBLIGATORY Licence fee payers money .

            now switching to Radio RV ( Voice of Russia ) .

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        • 93
          Anonymous says:

          Surely you mean saving a nest egg to pay all the taxes that will become due should the twits at UKIP gain power? Re the comment by Bercow. I thought the majority of Tory MP.s were public schoolboy tossers, if they are not then they are all tossers nevertheless.

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      • 7
        Me says:

        Only morons say “simples” or “simps”.

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    • 34
      Noah says:

      The American news media still have the USA on top of the Sochi medal table.
      And I can’t even find GB.
      “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” – Disraeli.

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    • 54
      Graham says:

      Be interesting to find out how many of the useless Hunts had ever had a proper job in the outside REAL world. Very few, I would imagine. D4 notice if asked under the Freedom of Information Act.

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    • 66
      Anonymous says:

      Serves the useless, fucking Tories right. They had the chance to defenestrate him after the last election but like the useless fucking sheep they are they voted to retain him as speaker.

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    • 70
      yawn says:

      Gove is a donut, though

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    • 84
      in a nutshell says:

      Bercow is a fucking wee arsehole who is clearly loosing it due to his disgrace of a wife.

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    • 101
      An Unqualified Person says:

      The judges at Sochi should have gone to Specsavers.

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  2. 2
    JH-32094-0239-4 says:

    He needs to just cuck off.

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  3. 3
    Ah! yes says:

    Bercow would get up my nose too…..if he could reach

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  4. 8
    Edward Milliband, esq. says:

    How dare he call me a Pubthlic Thschool boy! I went to a Compth…., Copthrehenth…, I give up, where’s my thtutors daddy got me in?

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  5. 9
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

    The Tory backbenchers should chant “Bercow where’s your wife, Bercow Bercow where’s your wife” everytime he gets uppity :-)

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  6. 13
    Handycock says:

    I can’t attend the House as I’m still in Hospital. Has Guido gone away yet. I’m not coming out
    until he takes his sights off me. Please keep sending the magazines they are much appreciated.

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  7. 14
    Anonymous says:

    The other week, Millibrain’s last question wasn’t even a question. He just did the usual non-responsive point-scoring soundbitey bit, then sat down.

    Cameron should have just sat there and waited for Bercow to get Milliband to actually ask a question!

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    • 79
      broderick crawford says:

      re 14 . I do not think Cam would be capable of that level if insouciance ….they probably don t major on it at Bullingdon .

      Mind you he could have thrown a stale bread roll at Milli ….. might have cured his lisp . Is it a lisp …. or just his attempt at doing a ” poor man s Humphrey Bogart ” ?

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  8. 15
    Big Bad John says:

    My wife and I have a very loving relationship.
    Mine with myself and hers with anyone who can spare the price of a Jack Daniels and coke.

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  9. 17
    C.O.Jones says:

    That video is from 5th February.

    Daily Mail 5th February Sarah Vine writes in her column about Sally Bercow

    “In many ways she’s the Jade Goody of politics: insecure, needy and vulgar.”

    Sarah Vine is married to Michael Gove.

    Was the speakers outburst and singling out Michael Gove payback?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2551982/SARAH-VINE-Vulgar-Idiotic-But-tiny-bit-sorry-Sally-Bercow.html

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    • 18
      Bill Quango MP says:

      I expect so. Gove is known as the politest man in politics. Even the lefty academics who loathe agree he is polite.
      Infuriating but polite.

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    • 46
      Viz says:

      She’s a bit of a “Ginster” – looks appealing, but leaves you feeling unsatisfied afterwards, with a nasty taste in your mouth.

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    • 50
      ge54e546 says:

      You actually admit to “reading” the Daily Mong?

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    • 80
      broderick crawford says:

      yeah but unlike jade goody she possibly will not have made seven million quid from milking the chav system before she shuffles off acriss the River Styx .

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  10. 19
    Sally Bercow says:

    I’m open to suggestion. Wide open.

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  11. 20
    Mrs Merkin's poodle says:

    Little man syndrome. Pathetic gnome.

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  12. 22
    Clinician says:

    He’s not only got that massive chip on his shouldrrs but is clearly unbalanced by his home situation with his wife dispensing her favours elsewhere. He needs professional help

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  13. 23
    Manly man says:

    The speaker is a disgrace. He is a disgrace to himself, he disgraces the institution he works in, he disgraces the institution of marriage and he is a pathetic excuse of a man. This cuckold should either sort his tawdry relationship with his wife out or divorce her.

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  14. 24
    The lads says:

    Man up, Bercow.

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  15. 25

    Does he get all the Short money?

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  16. 27
    Fake gravitas says:

    The longer the pompous little turd remains in the job, the more Parliament is diminished.

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  17. 28
    An MP says:

    We might be polite to him in deference to his office but, be assured, everyone is laughing at him.

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  18. 33
    Sally says:

    John’s just annoyed because I’ve had a gloryhole made for my weekend parties.

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  19. 47
    Keith Dovkants says:

    The Speaker a tit? Come on! More like a nipple – Bercow’s not big enough to be a tit . . .

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  20. 49
    comp kid says:

    Bercow may despise public school boys.
    But he obviously doesn’t mind public school girls.
    Sally Bercow attended Marlborough College.

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  21. 52
    Graham says:

    Presumably nobody can ask questions about the Whore of Westminster ?

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  22. 53
    Graham says:

    Wonder how much the slag charges ? Enough to pay off the damages and legal costs incurred ?

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  23. 58
    sunderland is a labour ghetto that why its shyte says:

    Bercow should apologise for his wife bringing the job of speaker into disrepute,he has been a disaster since he was elected parisan,rude,totally lacking in personal skills.After Martin who was another complete disaster there should have been a period of calm.

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  24. 61
    Dweeb says:

    Strange thing to say when Jacob Rees-Mogg, the quintessential old school Tory, is so polite he makes the Pope look like a yob.

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  25. 63
    Best of the lot says:

    Rees-Moog is a gentleman. The country needs more like him.

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  26. 64
    Sally "pride of our alley" says:

    He is just upset because he isn’t getting any now that I have a new boyfriend.

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  27. 71
    Jimmy says:

    “Obviously Mr Speaker is trying to distract from his own domestic troubles.”

    Stay classy, Sir Bufton, stay classy

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    • 97
      Be honest, it's "James really isn't it?" says:

      Indeed, playing the man rather than the ball.
      Thank goodness your lot never do that.

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  28. 72
    Displaced Brummie says:

    What does Mr Bercow say to his wife when she gets back after a hard night’s partying? Nothing. But he does give her some black looks.

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  29. 74
    Socialism = Starvation says:

    This nonsense about Mr Bercow being unpopular with his own party has been going on since before the last General Election, when Mr Bercow was returned with an easy victory against 2 ‘spoiler’ candidates, Mr Farage and some ‘independent’ Conservative chap. However much one hears protests about Mr Bercow, the Commons knew exactly who they were voting for before they re-elected him as Speaker, they had their chance to remove him as Speaker and they never even tried to take it.

    Why did his local party nominate Mr Bercow for the seat for Buckingham if he was so bad?

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  30. 75
    Gary Elsby super Stoke says:

    Very funny Mr. Bercow.
    Very good indeed.

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  31. 83
    broderick crawford says:

    PERHAPS John s Chair of green Leather not only has been constructed to allow him to see over his desk but also has a false bottom into which he can fall when he wishes the ground would swallow him up .

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  32. 85
    Desperate Dan says:

    You have to remember that Bercow has dragged himself up from the gutter. It stands to reason he hasn’t the faintest idea how to behave in public.

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  33. 89
    The Committee says:

    Standard have dropped in the Speakership almost as dramatically and frequently as Sal’s nickers.

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  34. 90
    J Dromey says:

    Oi Short Arse sort your wayward wife out,,,

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  35. 98
    Jimmy Fox says:

    Bercow’s behaviour is worse than MPs – they should rename the office as “The Shouter”

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  36. 99
    Anonymous says:

    “Bercow allows questions that are nothing to do [with] policy,”

    Given that all human ‘understandings’ can be dismantled by a few simple queries. Does this mean the spirit of Socrates has risen? If so, then the species may at last begin to make up the lost two and a half millennia. Which the suppression of asking questions of those that can’t answer them, has cost.

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    • 100
      Anonymous says:

      Do MPs ever listen to their selves on televised PM’s question time? What has juvenile shouting, jeering, sneering, and bellowing, used to drown the views of others, got to do with governing the UK? Isn’t it time for intelligent, mature, adults to enter the political scene

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