Leadsom Slams Bercow For Lack of “Courtesy and Respect”

During an explosive session in the Commons this afternoon, Andrea Leadsom slammed Bercow for not treating colleagues “with courtesy and respect.” Naturally, he responded by ignoring her…

mdi-timer 18th March 2019 @ 4:59 pm 18th Mar 2019 @ 4:59 pm mdi-comment Comments
Bercow Blocks Third Meaningful Vote

Speaker John Bercow has thrown his biggest curve ball yet at the Brexit process, moving to block the Government bringing back another Meaningful Vote to the Commons. Bercow said the Government must now meet the test of “substantial changes” in order for a new meaningful vote motion to be tabled. His rationale for allowing MV2 was that it “could credibly be argued that it was a different proposition” from the first. Suddenly the Speaker has decided that he cares about Erskine May. Picking and choosing which parts of the constitution to respect as he pleases… 

However no-dealers’ celebrations at Bercow’s decision may be premature. May will now need to seek substantive changes from the EU to hold MV3. There is no guarantee that those changes will be in the right direction…

mdi-timer 18th March 2019 @ 3:43 pm 18th Mar 2019 @ 3:43 pm mdi-comment Comments
‘Bollocks To Bercow’ Stickers Appearing In Parliament

A co-conspirator has informed Guido that following Bercow’s flagrant partisan picking of amendments this afternoon, these creative stickers have been popping up around the Parliamentary estate. So far no one appears to have been brave enough to stick one on his car….

mdi-timer 14th March 2019 @ 1:02 pm 14th Mar 2019 @ 1:02 pm mdi-comment Comments
Bercow Refuses to Select Cross-Party Anti-Second Referendum Amendment Signed by 127 MPs

Speaker John Bercow has refused to call the cross-party amendment B rejecting a second referendum, despite the fact that it was signed by 127 MPs including the entirety of the DUP and had numerous Labour MPs as leading co-signatories including Caroline Flint, Gareth Snell and John Mann. Shameless…

Instead Bercow has selected four amendments more to his own liking:

  • Amendment I: the Benn/Letwin/Cooper ‘coup’ amendment allowing an entirely unaccountable minority of just 25 MPs to hijack Parliamentary business
  • Amendment H: Sarah Wollaston’s amendment calling for the PM to extend Article 50 for long enough to hold a second referendum
  • Amendment E: Another pointless Labour frontbench amendment
  • Amendment J: Chris Bryant’s amendment seeking to block the Government holding another meaningful vote next week

As MPs have pointed out, more MPs signed amendment B than all the other amendments put together. Are there any depths Bercow won’t plumb in his unrelenting mission to disgrace the office of the Speaker?

mdi-timer 14th March 2019 @ 12:15 pm 14th Mar 2019 @ 12:15 pm mdi-comment Comments
Onasanya Recall Petition Process Initiated

John Bercow has now formally given notice to the house that there will be a recall petition in Peterborough. Labour majority 607. It opens in ten working days from today…

mdi-timer 5th March 2019 @ 4:24 pm 5th Mar 2019 @ 4:24 pm mdi-comment Comments
Bercow Ditches The British Constitution

John Bercow has been notoriously cavalier with the British Constitution in recent months as his conniving against Brexit with Remainer MPs has continued to escalate. Guido can reveal an interesting discovery which might help to explain it…

A co-conspirator in a second-hand bookshop was pleasantly surprised to discover a copy of the authoritative text, The British Constitution, by pre-eminent constitutional expert Professor Anthony King complete with a personalised message on the inside cover from the late author himself. The message was to none other than Speaker John Bercow…

King optimistically wrote in 2009: “For John Bercow, Essex graduate and great reforming Speaker of the future – we all hope!” Oh, the irony…

Judging from the book’s near-pristine condition, Bercow doesn’t appear to have bothered spending much time reading about the constitution before deciding that he was bigger than it himself. Much like the real thing, Bercow simply decided to chuck the British Constitution away…

mdi-timer 22nd February 2019 @ 4:00 pm 22nd Feb 2019 @ 4:00 pm mdi-comment Comments
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