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 !

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

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

  3. 3

    Start the whip round now!

  4. 4
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Let’s hope he gets short shrift.

  5. 5
    Schoolboy Error says:

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

  6. 6
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Bercow is cursed with Little Man Syndrome. He’s so short he even has turn-ups on his underpants.

  7. 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

  8. 8
    my moustache is luxuriant says:

    ‘Bercow’s in a hole’.

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

  9. 9
    Tory Bare! says:

    There is a little corner of Clerkenwell that will be keenly observing events on Monday…

  10. 10
    nell says:

    I fear the donations might be rather thin on the ground – they might raise enough for a plain white coffee mug with the ‘Goodbye – won’t miss you and please take your trashy wife with you’ emblazoned cross it.

  11. 11
    Tulchan Beatz says:

    Time to mute the speaker!

    He needs to be taken down a peg or three.

  12. 12
    Nigel Evans Penis says:

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

  13. 13
    DutchCap says:

    The bucket and saucer method…

  14. 14
    The two Muppets says:

    Bercow is a disgusting individual .He has trashed the office of Speaker.
    If he had any honour or integrity he would resign now .

  15. 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.

  16. 16
    bergen says:

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

  17. 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

  18. 18
    Phil K says:

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

  19. 19
    Cinna says:

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

  20. 20
    David Cameron says:

    You’ve never had it so good!

  21. 21
    my moustache is luxuriant says:

    Now that’s a threesome you don’t want to consider.

  22. 22
    Cinna says:

    Yes, it’s a bit rich to be complaining about the way he run’s the place. They were the b’stards that elected him.

  23. 23

  24. 24
    Owen Jones says:

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

  25. 25
    Cinna says:

    Oooops: runs.

  26. 26
    Silly Sally B13COW says:

    He’s going nowhere. *angry face*

  27. 27
    táxpáyér says:

    short memory then…

    Michael Martin ring a bell?

  28. 28
    Silly Sally B13COW says:

    P.S. I can confirm that he has no honour and zero integrity.

  29. 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.

  30. 30
    táxpáyér says:

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

    Telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

  31. 31
    Anonymous says:

    Bercow the ‘Court Jester’ of UK politics.

  32. 32
    táxpáyér says:

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

  33. 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.

  34. 34
    Raving Loon says:

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

  35. 35
    Lady Sally Bercow says:


  36. 36
    Ed Miliband rides horse cock says:

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

  37. 37
    Peter Grimes says:

    And to think that Berkov’s biggest supporters in his crusade to subvert Parliament are the odious Eagles and the even more odious Hodge (NEVER forget Islington’s ‘care’ debacle, the role model for Blackburn, Rotherham, Oxford and probably others to be publicised)!

  38. 38
    still walking into darkness says:

    Hi Ho, it’s out of work he goes

  39. 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

  40. 40
    David Cameron says:

    Crisis? What crisis?

  41. 41
    Col. Nut says:

    He’s certainly short of what’s required and not up to the job. Many think he’s lower than a snake’s belly.

  42. 42
    Dreary Steeples says:

    Don’t forget the chariot.

  43. 43
    nell says:

    Except of course he’s not funny and his biased attitudes have further damaged trust in the HoC.

  44. 44
    Col. Nut says:

    A taller one might be better.

  45. 45
    Anonymous says:

    The Bercows: All the class of discarded donner meat, without the alluring fragrance.

  46. 46
    Shooty* says:

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

  47. 47
    Private Pike says:

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

  48. 48
    cuckoo says:

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

  49. 49
    The two Muppets says:

    Gorbals Mick was just thick .

  50. 50
    The two Muppets says:

    She has a face that only a mother could love .

  51. 51
    cuckoo says:

    if they were really built in papermache that might be an improvement.

  52. 52
    Street Cleaner says:

    The meat they leave lying around is the most unpleasant experience man has to deal with.

  53. 53
    Jack Russell says:

    Why don’t you knit him something nell?

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:


    The Quentin Letts piece notes: “One of his prime backers at the time of his election was Harriet Harman, who mobilised the ‘women’s vote’”.

    Well worth reading his full piece on Bercow and his “voracious, seething, almost psychotic ambition”

  55. 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

  56. 56
    Dairy Mail Reader says:

    He, his family, friends, and new disciples, just need to be moved permanently away by a parish or two.

  57. 57
    Lambeth Council says:

    And who picks up the annual 50k bill?

  58. 58
    Tory Bonus says:

    Bercow resigns seat?

  59. 59
    Graham Swift says:

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

  60. 60
    cuckoo says:

    look it is on topic because it is about Buckingham and the same could be said for Milton Keynes. Somebody has got it wrong in Urban development.

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

    Proposed solution:

    Boris Johnson ought to offer himself as candidate in Bercow’s constituency.

    Voters elect Johnson as MP. Parliament elects new speaker.

  62. 62
    gallery recorder says:

    Bercow in league with one male MP and one women MP

  63. 63

    I think they need to outsource the position of Speaker.

    Maybe Jeremy Kyle would be interested?

  64. 64
    Rough Slappers says:

    They will love it, a bit of verbal male whipping.

  65. 65
    johnofenfield says:

    Martin has the dubious honour of being the only speaker in three hundred years who had to resign. Then, bit like London Buses, two of them come along together!

  66. 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

  67. 67

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

  68. 68
    Slutty Sall says:

    Whipping ? Can I play pleeese ?

  69. 69
    BORING says:


  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    And a small C**k

  71. 71
    Peter Grimes says:

    A long drop and a short rope (piano wire is a fair substitute).

    Given his ducks’ disease shortarse stature he wouldn’t need much anyway.

  72. 72
    Mrs Jack Hatemenperson says:


  73. 73
    Cpl Hicks says:

    In Sally’s case I believe the expression is a very badly stuffed donner kebab.

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t worry, you’ll be back at school on Monday.

  75. 75
    gildedtumbril says:

    The whole stinking treasonous 650 of them need the rope.

  76. 76
    gildedtumbril says:

    Only too sadly bloody true.

  77. 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

  78. 78
    Anonymous says:

    He’s more Fifth Bollard than Fifth Column.

  79. 79
    Snow White says:

    I think this affair might dwarf his previous scandals

  80. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Honour, Integrity – He’s an MP

  81. 81
    another says:

    no1 Clarkson would be e better bet

  82. 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.

  83. 83
    Cardinal Biggles says:

    He is the Eddie Gaedel of British politics.

  84. 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.

  85. 85
    The two Muppets says:

    Cost of Miliband crisis .

  86. 86
    Shame the bastards says:

    Some MP needs to have the balls to say that in Parliament.
    Is there one….well, step forward Mr Carswell……

  87. 87
    The cunt of Monte Cristro says:

    Were the pieces dildos?

  88. 88
    The cunt of Monte Cristro says:

    I dunno,,some pierced, tatooed, bull dyke might take as shine to it

  89. 89
    Albert P says:

    Harsh. But fair.

  90. 90
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    Start house hunting Sally.

  91. 91
    jobsworth says:

    It’s almost as if he’s from Rotherharm.

  92. 92
    Tedious Twattius says:

    “Judge them by their friends”

  93. 93
    Demokratic Deficit says:

    Parliament gets the Speakers it deserves.

  94. 94
    Shirley Shiite says:

    The woman who cleans the toilets in the nonce wing of Dartmoor prison.

  95. 95
    tory filth says:

    Your comment is really fucking relevant you fucking tool.

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

  96. 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

  97. 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.

  98. 98
    Buckingham Tosser says:

    The EGO has landed….on its arse!

  99. 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.

  100. 100
    arthurscargillhasleftthebuilding says:

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

  101. 101
    Peter Grimes says:

    SillySally Berkov doesn’t wear underpants, unfortunately for us.

  102. 102
    UK Fred says:

    They make the witches in MacBeth appear positively appealing.

  103. 103
    UK Fred says:

    I think most of us are glad that George Israeli-free Galloway is lacking.

  104. 104
    UK Fred says:

    Which one is the woman, Hodge or Eagle?

  105. 105
    UK Fred says:

    They might resign from the Lie-More party.

  106. 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?

  107. 107
    Harpee says:

    Where was Lansley?

  108. 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.

  109. 109

    House-hunting to leave the House hunt, unless I miss my guess.

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