Gallery Guido: Disaster Strikes Retreating Speaker

The retreating Speaker is now offering to split Robert Rogers’ role (which he always wanted) but have the new administrative position answer to the Clerk (which he never wanted).

This is a disaster for John Bercow – to save his job he has significantly strengthened the Clerk and created an alternative power base backstage.

But this isn’t the end, or even the beginning of the end.

The current legal and procedural shambles is the end of the beginning.

Carol Mills will be doing half the job at twice the salary. At the moment she still has the grace and favour grandeur of 3 Parliament St.

This is clearly untenable.

The process needs to start again.

Without the need for procedural knowledge a multitude of candidates will present themselves for one of the most prestigious jobs in the public service.

Carol Mills’ employment lawyer is going to make a fortune.



Tip offs: 0709 284 0531
team@Order-order.com

GuidoFawkes Quote of the Day

Sajid Javid on when he first met Maggie:

‘I was standing in a group of five or six when she was brought over and introduced to us all. And, no kidding, she just ignored everyone and looked at me and held my hand in both hers, and stared me in the face.

And then she said: “Sajid!” And I said: “Yes.” And she said: “Sajid, you will protect our great island. You will protect our great island!” And I said: “Yes I will.”

Top Posts This Week

Guidogram: Sign up

Subscribe to the most succinct 7 days a week daily email read by thousands of Westminster insiders.

Facebook

New Bullingdon Photo of Cameron Found New Bullingdon Photo of Cameron Found
PM Surveys Muddy Waters as Dragons Lurk PM Surveys Muddy Waters as Dragons Lurk
Farage Takes on Loony Lefty Protesters in Ramsgate Farage Takes on Loony Lefty Protesters in Ramsgate
Terrorist Link to Natalie Bennett Terrorist Link to Natalie Bennett
Labour Candidate’s 15 Second EU-Turn Labour Candidate’s 15 Second EU-Turn
WATCH: Dave’s Personal Jag Follows Tory Battle Bus WATCH: Dave’s Personal Jag Follows Tory Battle Bus

LAGOS LOVELY LAGOS LOVELY
BBC’s Head in Hands Over Victoria Derbyshire Show BBC’s Head in Hands Over Victoria Derbyshire Show
“TED” MILIBAND IN WHITE-TIE “TED” MILIBAND IN WHITE-TIE
Listen: Lucy Powell’s #Edstone Gaffe Listen: Lucy Powell’s #Edstone Gaffe
Labour Held Second Sex Segregated Rally Labour Held Second Sex Segregated Rally
#WifeBeaters4Labour #WifeBeaters4Labour
PhD Grade Twattery PhD Grade Twattery
Watch: LibDem Parody Women’s Manifesto Watch: LibDem Parody Women’s Manifesto
Why that Indy endorsement shouldn’t cost it readers Why that Indy endorsement shouldn’t cost it readers
Harman Blurs Lines Over Miliband ‘First Crack’ Comments Harman Blurs Lines Over Miliband ‘First Crack’ Comments
Miliband: Give Cameron First Go at Forming Government Miliband: Give Cameron First Go at Forming Government
Farage Blasts Labour Over Sex Segregated Rally Farage Blasts Labour Over Sex Segregated Rally
Russell Brand Backs Labour and SNP Russell Brand Backs Labour and SNP