John Bercow

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'I'm Up For A Fight'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 23 July 2014... 1) 'I'M UP FOR A FIGHT' I've done a (long) profile of Ed Miliband's 'secret weapon...

Asa Bennett

Someone Wrote A Poem About PMQs And Sent It To John Bercow

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

John Bercow has been getting tons of letters from the public, pouring scorn on parliament's "nodding donkeys" and "sneering fools" at Prime Minister'...

Asa Bennett

Is Cameron Mentally Ill? Public Still Deeply Unimpressed With PMQs

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

"Nodding donkeys", "sneering fools", "jeering cranks" and "screeching women", despite the best efforts of John Bercow, the public are still less than ...

Which MP Has Denied Being A Sex Symbol? *Innocent Face*

PA | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Politics

John Bercow has insisted he is not a sex symbol. The Commons speaker rejected wife Sally's contention that the role had made him more attractive. ...

LISTEN: Osborne Under Fire For Hiring Coulson After Hacking Verdict

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been accused of a "terrible error of judgement" by advising David Cameron to bring Andy Coulson into government as his chief spin d...

Ned Simons

Labour: If You Can Find Love Online You Should Be Able To Vote Online

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

People should be able to use the internet to vote in general elections, a Labour shadow cabinet minister has said. Angela Eagle, the shadow leader ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Great Passport Backlog

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 11 June 2014... 1) THE GREAT PASSPORT BACKLOG From the Guardian: "The Passport Office'...

Ned Simons

Bercow Makes His Eu Referendum Views Crystal Clear

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's membership of the European Union will be "fundamentally insecure" without an in/out referendum, the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Be...

Male Political Bloggers 'Aggressively Target Women', Says Female MP

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

A Tory MP has accused “aggressive male bloggers” of specifically targeting female MPs in their writings. Sarah Wollaston had to defend herself ...

Female MPs Put Off By 'Noise And Histrionics' Of PMQs, Says Commons Speaker

PA | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK

Female MPs are put off contributing to Prime Minister's Questions by its "histrionics and cacophony of noise", according to John Bercow. The Common...

Ned Simons

Evans Should Get Commons Deputy Speaker Job Back, Says Tory

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Evans should be allowed to resume his role as deputy Speaker of the House of Commons now that he has been cleared of all sexual assault charges ...

John Bercow's Insults Are 'Hurtful' To MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics

The way John Bercow insults MPs can be "quite hurtful" a Conservative MP has said, amid calls for prime minister's questions to be reformed. Andrea...

Honourable Members or a Dishonourable Rabble

Paul M. Davies | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paul M. Davies

If MPs can't be trusted to behave like adults, maybe we should take a leaf out of Supernanny's book. Giving MPs a time out for bad behaviour might just be the only way we can get them to play nicely, and learn to respect others.

Ten Examples of Politicians Behaving Like Overgrown Children

Matt Lacey | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

Speaker John Bercow has recently commented that he would like to curb the "yobbery and public-school twittishness" displayed in the House of Commons. But bawling like toddlers fighting at a creche is not an activity exclusive to the mother of all parliaments. Around the world, elected representatives regularly shout, wail, make animal noises, cry and fight. Here are 10 examples...

Mehdi's Minute: On the Benefits Row, Yobbish MPs and Tony Blair's Free Advice to the Murdochs

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Do you want my alternative take on David Cameron's row with the bishops over benefits, John Bercow's attack on yobbish MPs and Tony Blair's advice to Rebekah Brooks and the Murdochs over phone hacking? With a special guest appearance from author and activist Owen Jones thrown in for free?

Tory MP Tells John Bercow: Stop Whining About Noisy PMQs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics

John Bercow should stop "whining" about the rowdy behaviour of MPs during prime minister's questions, a Conservative MP has said. On Tuesday John B...

John Bercow Demands End To PMQs 'Yobbery'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics

Commons Speaker John Bercow has made a fresh appeal to party leaders to find ways to curb the "yobbery and public school twittishness" of their MPs at...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Were You Up For Clegg?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 18 February 2014... 1) WERE YOU UP FOR CLEGG? Nick Clegg may be reaching out to Labour thes...

Should PMQs Have A Prime Time Slot, With Questions From Twitter?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics

Prime Minister's Questions should be moved to a slot during TV's evening prime time and Speaker John Bercow should be given the power to "sin bin" mis...

John Bercow: Too Many Women MPs Are Quitting

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics

The House of Commons is losing far too many of its female MPs, John Bercow has warned. The Speaker of the House of Commons told MPs on Monday after...

Sally Bercow Denies Marriage Troubles After Kissing Photos

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Sally Bercow has denied her marriage is in trouble after the Sun published a photograph which appears to show her kissing another man, while wearing a...

Ned Simons

Rowdy PMQs Prompts 61 Complaints To John Bercow

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Politics

John Bercow has received just 61 letters concerning the noise at prime minister's questions since July, despite claiming he is sent "bucket-loads" eve...

Speaker Bercow Slams 'Arbitrary' High Speed Rail 2

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

John Bercow has railed against the "seemingly arbitrary" compensation for people "blighted" by High Speed Rail 2, as concerns mount about the cost and...

Ned Simons

John Bercow Says 'Carnage' Of PMQs Damaging Parliament's Reputation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Politics

The rowdy behaviour of MPs during prime minister's questions risks causing "carnage" to the reputation of parliament and party leaderships need to cla...

Russell Brand's Revolution - Let's Think About It?

Jason Reed | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

One thing's for sure, Brand has managed to get the county talking, and that's a political bullseye in itself. It seems it takes a rather large hammer to crack the apathetic nut that is UK politics, and this proves Russell's point as to why there's a very real and ingrained reason that we're swaddled in political apathy. We are creaking under the laden weight of a benign democracy.