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Bercow disgraceful divulgence!!!

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GrannyGravy13 Wed 04-Sep-19 12:59:06

The speaker of the house divulged the school that Michael Goves children attend in the H of P last night.

This is surely not what he is paid to do, MPs children should not be put in a vulnerable position, will there now have to be security at the school?

Callistemon Wed 04-Sep-19 13:13:12

I thought he was out of order.

Not only personal and insulting, although MPs are verbally abusive to each other but surely the Speaker should be above all that, but, as you say, involving someone's children like that was quite shocking.

GrannyGravy13 Wed 04-Sep-19 13:43:07

Sarah Vine aka Mrs.Gove is spitting feathers on twitter, rightly so in my opinion.

lemongrove Wed 04-Sep-19 14:15:17

I missed this, but DH told me as he thought it was disgraceful.
I think so too.MP’s as adults and public figures must always expect ‘flak’ but where their children go to school is a no-no.

lemongrove Wed 04-Sep-19 14:16:05

Mind you, the way Bercow is behaving we shouldn’t be surprised.

Boosgran Wed 04-Sep-19 14:22:14

Completely agree. Dreadful little man.

sunseeker Wed 04-Sep-19 14:24:04

Bercow has shown on numerous occasions that he is not fit to hold the office he does, this time he has really crossed the line. Is it possible to censure the Speaker?

Whitewavemark2 Wed 04-Sep-19 14:25:16

I think he is brilliant. Excellent at keeping the puerile and arrogant behaviour in order.

The Tories hate him , of course they do. He stands for the sovereignty of the people in the form of parliament. They continually try to undermine this authority and he frustrates them at every turn..


lemongrove Wed 04-Sep-19 14:28:26

The Tories hated him long before he was the Speaker!?
He was voted for by the LP to be Speaker exactly for that reason.
Puffed up and arrogant sums him up.

Dolcelatte Wed 04-Sep-19 14:28:26

I seem to recall Sarah Vine writing an article in a national newspaper about which school they attend. I remember specifically because a close relation's daughter goes there as does David Cameron's daughter, I believe, or used to before he resigned. It's a top class state school, but DC may have moved her to private now he doesn't need to be PC!

GrannyGravy13 Wed 04-Sep-19 14:28:27

WWMK2 so you agree with the speaker putting a MPs children and the school they attend in the public arena.

With all the hatred being spread due to Brexit he has endangered them!!

I thought you were better than that?

lemongrove Wed 04-Sep-19 14:30:33

If Sarah Vine did write an article in which she mentioned the school her children attend, then that was entirely up to her.
The Speaker announcing it publicly on tv is another matter entirely.

Whitewavemark2 Wed 04-Sep-19 14:33:02

gg13 you are getting over excited. Bercow probably made an error over naming the school, but frankly it is public knowledge so it is hardly a major revelation.

Bercow is brilliant at defending the people against an overpowerful government. All power to him.

Craicon Wed 04-Sep-19 14:42:47

Bercow is an excellent speaker and Sarah Vine is just another annoying Tory wife.

lemongrove Wed 04-Sep-19 14:53:52

....and Mrs Corbyn/McDonnel/Starmer are just annoying Labour wives I expect...honestly Craicon what a silly remark you made.

Labaik Wed 04-Sep-19 15:03:09

Didn't the Gove's leave their son alone in a B&B while they went to a party; he was found wandering the corridors in the early hours of the morning?

Chewbacca Wed 04-Sep-19 15:07:45

Bercow is an excellent speaker and Sarah Vine is just another annoying Tory wife.

Well, Bercow has rather taken the lead in having an annoying and embarrassing wife hasn't he.

eazybee Wed 04-Sep-19 15:12:02

gg13 you are getting over excited. Bercow probably made an error over naming the school, but frankly it is public knowledge so it is hardly a major revelation.

I didn't know about this incident, but your attitude towards issues affecting Tory families says a great deal about you, and your judgement.

eazybee Wed 04-Sep-19 15:13:18

The above post is directed at Whitewave.

trueblue22 Wed 04-Sep-19 15:15:27

I was disgusted at Bercow's rant to Gove last night. That man has to go.
He is a trumped up arrogant bully.

He undermines the role if Speaker, as we don't want to hear his personal opinions. He's there to preside over debates and perform procedural functions, not to shout and give us his uncalled for point of view in that pretentious tone.

There must be a way to get rid of him. Isn't there a current investigation into reports of his bullying tactics...?

Anniebach Wed 04-Sep-19 15:20:53

Naming the school where any MP’s childrens attend is so wrong.

Whitewave you defend this ?

Calendargirl Wed 04-Sep-19 15:25:48

Bumptious, arrogant, pompous little twit!

Labaik Wed 04-Sep-19 15:30:23


Calendargirl Wed 04-Sep-19 15:31:41

No, the Speaker! Sorry, thought it was plain from my description!

GrannyGravy13 Wed 04-Sep-19 15:31:41

WWMK2 I am not over excited (in fact last time I was overexcited was at a Take That Concert)

I just cannot see what naming where a politicians children go to school had to do with the debate.