Speaking for the sore losers – that was the most partisan act of chairmanship ever seen in the Commons.
Through the Urgent Question before and the debate itself, Bercow called almost no one who would speak in favour of the Motion.
Twenty-odd Tories of the Speaker’s party swung the vote in his favour.
And now Bercow is the most powerful man in Parliament. When the House reconvenes, there probably won’t even be a cry against his re-eclection (and as Gerald Kaufman is likely to be Father of the House, any cry made will probably go unheard).
He is immoveable now. He will serve the whole of the coming parliament and probably go well into the following one.
What a vengeance he will deliver! It will almost be worth the watching…