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Speaker of the H of C

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Dinahmo Wed 29-May-19 12:17:20

John Bercow has decided not to retire as Speaker whilst there are major issues before parliament. This will no doubt go down badly with the pro Brexit lobby but for most Remainers I suspect that it is good news.

Bercow is a source of interest here in France and they admire the way in which he calls the Hosue to order

Whitewavemark2 Wed 29-May-19 12:21:06

Yes good news! The brexiters are probably plotting to try and get rid of him, but he is an excellent ambassador for democracy and has defended it against the brexiters, who were all for totally shutting debate down.

Beammeupscottie Wed 29-May-19 12:34:23

Good. He is standing up to those awful ERG members.

Urmstongran Wed 29-May-19 12:36:43

He is only popular with some. He’s Labour isn’t he?

LarrythecatknowsitAll Wed 29-May-19 12:38:55

Can’t abide the mysogynistic bully. Hate Alpha males especially short ones.

Massive ego inflation above his league abilities.

Give me Betty anytime grin

LarrythecatknowsitAll Wed 29-May-19 12:40:20

Mind you he can be funny as to Soubery

‘If you can’t shut up leave, we can do without you’

Yes Anna we really can grin

MaizieD Wed 29-May-19 12:43:41

No, he's a tory, Ug

Callistemon Wed 29-May-19 12:59:52

but supposed to be impartial.

Obviously thinks (erroneously) that no-one else is capable of doing the job.

LarrythecatknowsitAll Wed 29-May-19 13:10:50

I always think the speaker should be a civil service appointment and nothing to do with party politics.

Bercow makes it all about him by prancing off to the US and showing off. Very off putting short arse

Nonnie Wed 29-May-19 13:28:55

Larry is it PC to be 'hightist'? If you can't be sexist and other 'ists' how is it OK to be 'hightist'? I ask this as a short person grin

LarrythecatknowsitAll Wed 29-May-19 13:31:05


I am short too. Am often called short arse, pipsqueak and short stuff my my family.

But I can’t stand men with small man syndrome grin

maryeliza54 Wed 29-May-19 13:33:05

I just love JB because of the effect he has on the Brexiters. They rage and rage against him and lo he is still there. A wonder to behold.

LarrythecatknowsitAll Wed 29-May-19 13:38:50

Give him this he can be very very funny.

Still can’t stand him though

maryeliza54 Wed 29-May-19 14:03:44

Any irritation I mildly feel towards him sometimes is more than offset by the enjoyment of observing the sheer impotent rage and incoherent fury of his detractors. Long may he reign?

Alima Wed 29-May-19 14:16:43

Ooh, must remember those words for the next time Nige gets up your nose. What goes round comes around.

maryeliza54 Wed 29-May-19 14:32:01

Yawn and sigh Alima

kittylester Wed 29-May-19 16:46:52

Seriously though, can we be doing with the bother of trying to find a new Speaker as well?

Though he is an obnoxious twerp.

Grandma70s Wed 29-May-19 16:59:10

I think he’s brilliant entertainment. Glad he’s staying. I can’t see how tall or not he is,

maryeliza54 Wed 29-May-19 16:59:21

Spot on kitty the children have got more than enough to squabble about at the moment without throwing this into the playground as well.

SirChenjin Wed 29-May-19 17:34:40

Excellent news! Between this and the news from the BJ camp it's been a good day at WM today smile

POGS Wed 29-May-19 18:46:36

Bercow has established himself as a Sitting Tennant of the role of Speaker and that is a point that given his reluctance to leave I wouldn't be surprised if there will be challenge for rule change, after all Bercow has said ' twice ' he was leaving the role of Speaker and renaged on his word both times and not adhering to Parliamentary Procedures and Protocol has been a precedent set by Bercow so why not.

The fact Bercow is viewed as some kind of hero in the eyes of those who find it funny where he stands over the European Union Referendum result is in turn confirmation he is not performing his duty as Speaker with the impartiality it requires.

I was hoping Conservative MP Bercow would be replaced by Labour MP Lindsay Hoyle / Deputy Speaker who shows less appetite for grandiosity and holds more respect across both sides of the House. He holds no truck with the ' put you down' pomposity Bercow displays regularly and after years of Bercow what a blessed relief that would be.

maryeliza54 Wed 29-May-19 18:50:34

Well I love him

LarrythecatknowsitAll Wed 29-May-19 21:42:38

Lindsay Hoyle is fabulous what a shame she’s not got the top job.

Witty and able without the bombastic testosterone.

maryeliza54 Wed 29-May-19 21:46:27


Ginny42 Wed 29-May-19 21:51:04

LarrythecatdoesntknowitAll after all! I hope for his sake he has some testosterone!