Bercow Cut Off Bridgen Mid-Speech Before Vaz Vote

As soon as Andrew Bridgen said the words “abused his position” during the Vaz debate last night, the Speaker interjected. Bercow dramatically warned that Bridgen “must desist” from speaking of allegations not currently in the public domain. Minutes later, Tory MP Jake Berry asked Bridgen if he would publish his correspondence with Bercow, in which said allegations appear. Bercow stopped Berry and gave him a telling off, claiming this was irrelevant to the debate. Remember, the Speaker has protected his friend Keith Vaz before




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