He must be the most embarrassing awful person on the planet, but as a Speaker, he makes everything about him, he is not impartial. He has typical "little man syndrome" because he is so ineffectual, smirking and meddling like a errant schoolboy. This latest stunt just about sums him up, who dares about the country, the chaos, as long as his final parting shot stopped everyone in their tracks, he waited until the 12th hour. When I think how impartial and dignified Betty Bootgroyd was, how did this man, trailing his equally mixed up, loud mouthed wife, ever get elected. He was confronted yesterday,where he never answered a question of waiting reporters and public, by someone be calling him traitor. How true, he is working against the country not with it.
I agree jura. I was just thinking yesterday - when is Bercow going to say something about the legalities of proroguing Parliament? And the sovereignty of Parliament: www.parliament.uk/about/how/role/sovereignty/ I just hope he can carry it through.
The Speaker's first duty is to defend Parliament, not to defend the government of the day. John Bercow has done a good job fulfilling this role, which is why he has not been popular with the last Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, or any of her ultra-brexit friends. I think he will prove himself well able to stand up to Jacob Rees Mogg.