Leadsom’s Final Word on Her Bercow Feud

Andrea Leadsom’s post-PMQs speech following her sacking was widely expected to see some gentle Boris-prodding, however it was Bercow who ended up on the receiving the brunt of her digs – including Leadsom implying she is tempted to tell the former speaker to “f*** off“. As Guido’s previously revealed, Andrea and Bercow’s beef stems back well before he called her a “stupid woman“…

Watch Leadsom’s personal statement in full here

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Number 10’s Cabinet Cull Compensation

Life’s not all bad for those who were unceremoniously relieved of their cabinet positions a week ago, as—seemingly in compensation—culled former cabinet ministers have received Parliamentary office upgrades. When Boris closes a door, he opens a swanky new office in PCH…

Andrea Leadsom has landed herself a shiny new fifth-floor office in sought after Portcullis House, as has Julian Smith. Sajid has moved to the same area too – although it’s debatable how much of an upgrade swapping the flat above Number 10 for a new office in PCH is…

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Tracking the Bercow / Leadsom Feud

Andrea Leadsom’s high-octane feud with John Bercow started much earlier than most realised. As a relatively new MP, Andrea visited Silverstone Circuit, which is situated in the south of her constituency. Unfortunately for her, half of the circuit is also in a patch of Buckinghamshire then represented by John Bercow. Readers may be able to see where this is going…

Guido understands that Bercow was accustomed to snatching up complimentary tickets to races. When Leadsom visited and was offered a ride around the track, she was thrilled to have finally been able to go. Bercow, on the other hand, was less pleased with losing pole position as the MP for F1. Bercow raced off a snooty letter to the new MP complaining that she had been in his constituency without letting him know. Despite only having driven quickly through the half of the track in his constituency…

This abrasive incident happened in the first couple of years of the 2010 parliament, and ever since the neighbouring MPs had less than cordial relations. For years the private feud grew like James Hunt jostling Niki Lauda, finally exploding into public view when she became Leader of the House in 2017. It persists to this day:

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What’s Corbyn Saying Here?

A lot of mutterings about what Corbyn said to Rebecca Long-Bailey in response Andrea Leadsom’s statement – he does have a track record of disparaging language towards female Tory MPs after all. We’ll leave it up to Guido readers to decide…

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Boris Kisses Another Blonde

Boris has uncharacteristically been pictured kissing a blonde. Except this time it was by accident – with Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom moving the same way as the PM in an attempted cheek kiss. He certainly has a type…

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“What Should We Have Wanted…”

Guido was pretty much alone in saying Andrea Leadsom would be better than Theresa May before May’s coronation and afterwards.

Now look, YouGov’s polling of Tory party members shows they wish they had in hindsight chosen Leadsom. Told you so…

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