Bercow Gets Physical

Self-isolating is taking its toll on everyone, with Bercow now releasing a home video of him working out in his living room. The exercise involves him jumping up to an ordinary height while yelling ‘Pikachu’. Guido can’t imagine why Bercow chose to shout the name of a tiny, irritating creature capable of exploding from the mouth…

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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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FoI Reveals Bercow Acted Without Formal Clerk Advice on Benn Bill

A Freedom of Information request seen by Guido has revealed that in his extraordinary facilitation of the Surrender Act – delaying Brexit day a fourth time through to 2020 – Bercow did not receive any written advice from his clerks. Originally, the FoI request was turned down by the House Authorities, who originally opted to “neither confirm nor deny” if they held information on the matter. Lindsay Hoyle personally reconsidered the House’s original decision, revealing yesterday that “no written advice from the Clerk is held.”

Readers will remember that Bercow overruled the advice of his clerks in January last year, facilitating an anti-Brexit amendment from Dominic Grieve. This FoI now reveals that he went a step further in October, not seeking any written advice at all – seemingly preferring to engage in freestyle constitutional vandalism. Hoyle was so furious with Bercow’s denigration of his clerks that in January he announced a new mechanism to publish advice in the House of Commons library when there is a disagreement… 

Read the relevant section of the FoI reply here…

“You asked us for all written communications passing between the Speaker and the Clerk of the House of Commons that was prepared so as to enable the Speaker to rule on the need or otherwise for Queen’s Consent to be given before the recent Benn/Burt Bill could proceed.

Owing to the unusual circumstances of this case, and on this occasion only, the Speaker is prepared to confirm that no written advice from the Clerk is held.

We would also like to clarify that advice from clerks may be written or verbal – the format of that advice may depend on a range of circumstances. At the same time, we assert the importance in general terms of the NCND provision in the context of the application of the FOI regime to matters covered by parliamentary privilege.”

Even more reason not to stick him in the Lords…

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Diane Brushes off Bercow’s Bullying While Attacking Priti

Abbott has a record of brushing off Bercow bullying accusations, recently claiming the former speaker couldn’t have bullied Sir David Leakey as he had been in the army. Only Diane could possibly attempt to deny allegations of bullying by Bercow, whilst at the same time being on the attack over accusations against Priti Patel. Completely blind to her hypocrisy…

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John Bercow: Unreadable

Bercow only finished his self-publicity tour of Southern Remain-voting areas last Wednesday, and yet it is already impossible to find any retailer selling his book at the full asking price. Turns out even his Guardian Live conversation with Owen Jones couldn’t turn things around…

Amazon, Waterstones, and even Manchester Airport WHSmith’s are practically giving the book away well below the recommended retail price. To see a discount in an airport shop is particularly damning…

If Bercow ventures to Amazon, he’ll see 49% of readers give the book a one-star review. Guido knows how much Bercow appreciates the views of a minority…

Comments from unhappy buyers include:

“Bercow is a classic narcissist. All the symptoms are present”

“John Bercow, a man who never quite got the message that he wasn’t wanted. Now still seems to miss the hint.”

“Drivel”

“This book neatly explains why he hasn’t got his peerage.”

“A very heavy book in hardback and quite thick. I imagine it works very well when stood upon to kiss a much taller and unfulfilled wife”

If you need any kindling to get you through Storm Dennis, now’s your chance for a bargain…

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Dawn Butler Accuses Tories of Bullying Bercow

The Labour Party continue to show they’re the true party of workers’ rights, with their ongoing defence of serial abuser (if the accusations from his officials are to be believed) John Bercow. Following Diane Abbott’s claim earlier this week that Black Rod – who served in the Balkans – couldn’t possibly have been bullied, Dawn Butler is now arguing the Tories’ refusal to give the former speaker a peerage is, itself, bullying. Mental contortions you can see from space…

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