Bad Bercow’s Boorish Backbench Behaviour

The handbags were out at PMQs as the Speaker got very angry with Dave and his rowdy Tories. Critics of Bercow note that back when he was a backbencher he was hardly a wallflower himself. This video of a Commons discussion on pigeon racing is all rather embarrassing for the Speaker:

“The public don’t like it…”

H/T @tompeck



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