August 29th, 2014

Bercow Backtracking Fast: Showdown Coming, Monday

Later Gallery Guido will predict what the Speaker will say, the attitude he will take, the apology he will deploy, the blocking technique he will use, and the Points of Order storm that will follow (under the general heading Not So Fast, Mate).

John Bercow fighting for his position will be a most  impressive experience for all concerned, and the parliamentary event of the year.

Quentin Letts also has more:

Respected backbenchers Jesse Norman (Con) and Natascha Engel (Lab) have assembled an impressive force of parliamentary supporters for a move to debate the appointment of Carol Mills in the House. If that happens, Mr Bercow may have to resign.

Bercow is in a hole. Although there is no shortage of personal opprobrium for him — he is the most uncongenial of men — this rumpus is about principle. Who runs the Commons: its Members or their biased Speaker? And that, surely, is a matter for us all. It is our Parliament, not his. It is now embarrassingly obvious that he fixed the committee that selected Ms Mills and that he did so with the assistance of the Shadow Leader of the Commons, Angela Eagle, and the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge.

Monday is going to be fun.


  1. 1
    Ghost of Mossad says:

    Swivel eyed loons, the lot of them !

    Liked by 1 person

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    BERK-ow in a hole ? N buto he is an arsehole the worst Speraker that i can ever recall…..

    Liked by 1 person

  3. 3

    Start the whip round now!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. 4
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Let’s hope he gets short shrift.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. 5
    Schoolboy Error says:

    Insert UKIP / Dave / Islam / Ebola / Bumsex rant that has nothing to do with original comment


    • 95
      tory filth says:

      Your comment is really fucking relevant you fucking tool.

      Bercow’s a nob, so this *is* relevant.


  6. 7
    Dougie Carswell says:

    Kettering MP Philip Hollobone “has to be Ukip’s number one target in parliament” because “it is hard to see where he disagrees with Nigel Farage”. He doesn’t shy away from courting controversy, coming up with gems such as claiming Romanians have caused a crime wave in the UK and describing Muslim women in burkhas as “going round wearing a paper bag


    • 30
      táxpáyér says:

      “claiming Romanians have caused a crime wave in the UK”

      Telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

      Liked by 2 people

    • 96
      facts, don't you just hate them says:

      That is the equivalent of 15 Romanians being held by the police every day. There are only estimated to be 68,000 living in the UK. It puts Romania second only to Poland in the list of countries with the most citizens arrested in London – but there are around half a million Poles in Britain


      • 108

        Do you think it’s somehow beneficial that we live in a supposedly civilised, first world country – and yet we can only *guess* who we’ve got here? You f’ucking c’unt. It’s that kind of pseudo-science and kindergarten-level thinking that has brought this country to where it is – i.e, a third world uninhabitable shit-hole. What is certain is that numbers of people using the Tube in London at weekends has doubled in 10 years – DOUBLED, leading to scenes reminiscent of train-use in f’ucking India – or at least India in the old days, before a sizeable percentage of them moved to the UK and then had huge and extended families in direct opposition to the culture they were joining, and before the aid-money we sent and still unecessarily send allowed rhem to improve so that they are now us, and we are now them!!!! Neither you nor anyone else has the remotest idea who is here now, or how many, or what nightmarish criminal convictions they amassed (or got away with) before they moved here.


  7. 8
    my moustache is luxuriant says:

    ‘Bercow’s in a hole’.

    Not to worry, he’ll fall out when Sally stands up.


  8. 11
    Tulchan Beatz says:

    Time to mute the speaker!

    He needs to be taken down a peg or three.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. 12
    Nigel Evans Penis says:

    I know where i’m not wanted.
    Ok that was a lie.


  10. 15
    nell says:

    his comeuppance is long overdue . if the HoC manage to get rid of him let’s hope they appoint a decent sp e a k er next time.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. 16
    bergen says:

    I suspect that the Labour sisterhood will rally around to prevent collateral damage to two of its leaders.


  12. 17
    Psychotic, champagne socialist, pedophile, necrophiliac, violent, BBC light entertainment star/DJ says:

    Angela lezboo Eagle isnt a completely thick cun@t

    She is, or used to be quite good at chess

    Liked by 1 person

  13. 18
    Phil K says:

    Assisted by the usual corrupt “wimmin” PC bastards I see. Hope the bastard gets sacked and deselected

    Liked by 1 person

  14. 19
    Cinna says:

    Bercow, Eagle, Hodge. That’s a trinity of the despicable. Hopefully they’ll all be toast.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. 20
    David Cameron says:

    You’ve never had it so good!


  16. 23


    • 32
      táxpáyér says:

      lab brand need 35% con brand need 39% to win thanks to Lab gerrymandering.


    • 34
      Raving Loon says:

      I hope the LibDems get wiped out and UKIP take their place.


    • 66
      Not just some any old pensioner says:

      Incorrect figures or it omits Greens Fuck Wits Party, and The Elvis Party, who have been polling above the LbD


    • 99
      JH343462341231245 says:

      Refreshing to see at least a few Labour voting drones have some shame.

      I’m sure they will revert to the ‘more other-peoples-money-for-me’ mode soon enough.


  17. 24
    Owen Jones says:

    I see Hodge is in the frame again. This woman is a cancer in the body politic.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. 29
    Anonymous says:

    Typical of labour (Angela Eagle, Margaret Hodge), the same type of P.C./Committee crape that caused the problems for the abused of Rotherham.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. 30
    Anonymous says:

    Bercow the ‘Court Jester’ of UK politics.


  20. 33
    Dangerous Brian says:

    So let me understand this, an independent speaker, voted into Parliament in a (fairly) safe Tory seat sets to work with a rabid left wing female supremacist and one of the dodgiest females ever to enter the commons (Labour of course) to collude in the appointment of an unqualified (female) Australian national to one of the most senior and potentially influential positions in government believing that, because he is the wonderful John Bercow no one will challenge him.
    Bercow, Hodge, Eagle and anyone else involved in this should be shown the door.
    Bercow’s impartiality has long been questioned, it seems to me that his blatant left wing feminist power crazed agenda is there for all to see.
    Horrible, nasty, self serving tw*ts, the lot of them.
    Vote UKIP, there I’ve said it.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. 35
    Lady Sally Bercow says:



  22. 36
    Ed Miliband rides horse cock says:

    In general, through outlife, i’ve always found short people to be c.unts

    Liked by 1 person

  23. 39
    nell says:

    Ho Hum . Oh to be a fly on his office wall on Monday as he prepares for his walk to the Commons. He’ll be throwing one of his famous tantrums saying ‘I won’t apologise I won’t’!!

    If I was the outgoing Clerk I’d have a very self satisfied smirk on my face as the vertically challenged one has to grovel to the House

    Liked by 1 person

  24. 40
    David Cameron says:

    Crisis? What crisis?


  25. 46
    Shooty* says:

    Ooooh, it would be lovely if Eagle and Hodge got a bit of a kicking over this.


  26. 47
    Private Pike says:

    If David Cameron is the answer, then it must have been history’s most stupid question!


  27. 48
    cuckoo says:

    some of those new builds in Buckingham are made out of papermache


  28. 55
    albacore says:

    Shame they can’t assemble an “impressive force”
    To protect and serve our children but, of course
    That would be politically incorrect
    And show certain folks a real lack of respect

    Liked by 1 person

  29. 58
    Tory Bonus says:

    Bercow resigns seat?


  30. 59
    Graham Swift says:

    Eagle and Hodge are fundamentally corrupt. A necessary qualification for a Liebour politician.


    • 77
      Rupert says:

      Bulldyke Eagle helping a fellow Lesbos sister and corrupt old tart Hodge. Send them over to me and I will put them across my knee take their knickers down and give them a good spanking. Becky used to love it sport


  31. 62
    gallery recorder says:

    Bercow in league with one male MP and one women MP


  32. 67

    Cant stand the man – he is happy to send England down the plug hole


  33. 69
    BORING says:



  34. 75
    gildedtumbril says:

    The whole stinking treasonous 650 of them need the rope.


  35. 78
    Anonymous says:

    He’s more Fifth Bollard than Fifth Column.


  36. 82
    Not In My Name says:

    He, along with so many others in the house, will never resign no matter how grotesquely they have behaved.

    He will stick like a toxic limpet.


  37. 84
    Cameo, Mongo and Bliar says:

    Schoolboy error Dave….ink on hand transferred to mouth. Let’s hope the new upbeat policy is a bit more robust…Tone.

    ………….,, So, a few more cops with guns will be seen around…..that’s the answer.

    Meantime well we shall of course continue immigration without pause. No mooz will see any change, you are all our futures.

    It’s the right thing to do.


  38. 97
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    Bercow should do the decent thing and resign as should his fellow conspiritors Eagle and Hodge. However “the decent thing” is not something Labour politicians are prone to exercise as the police commissioner for Rotherham has demonstrated.


  39. 98
    Buckingham Tosser says:

    The EGO has landed….on its arse!


  40. 100
    arthurscargillhasleftthebuilding says:

    Never mind can always bunk up with that Big Pikey that’s been fucking your brains out !!!


  41. 106
    Anonymous says:

    “apology he will deploy”
    Words cannot express the disquiet experienced, by those who find themselves exposed? Or alternatively: Any sign of a move to censure, and it’s immediate defection to UKIP?


  42. 107
    Harpee says:

    Where was Lansley?


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