The Speaker sparked a furore in the House after refusing to ask Chris Bryant to withdraw his accusation that Jeremy Hunt is a liar. Bryant claims it was fair game as Hunt was mentioned in the motion though others do not agree:
Speaker rules that @ChrisBryantMP can accuse Hunt of being a "liar" – usually unparliamentary ie leads MP to be expelled
— Nick Robinson (@bbcnickrobinson) June 13, 2012
Astonishing that Speaker Bercow has not pulled up Chris Bryant for saying Jeremy Hunt "has lied to Parliament". Tories will be furious.
— Toby Helm (@tobyhelm) June 13, 2012
The Tories weren’t in a mood to let Bercow off the hook, with Jacob Rees-Mogg hitting the nail on the head:
How many more decisions like this from Bercow will the Tories tolerate…