John Bercow

John Bercow To Be Re-Elected Speaker Of The Commons

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics

John Bercow will be installed unopposed as Speaker of the House of Commons today after Tory backbenchers agreed not to object to his re-election. M...

John Bercow's Wife 'Heartbroken' By Husband's Cousin After 'Affair'

The Huffington Post/PA | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics

The wife of House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has admitted she is a "terrible wife" after being accused of having an affair with her husband's cous...

Watch Labour MPs Give Standing Ovation To Tory Over Bercow 'Plot'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Politics

Labour MPs stood and applauded Conservative Charles Walker in parliament on Thursday, following the Tory MP's emotional defence of John Bercow. Ear...

John Bercow Survives 'Grubby' Tory 'Plot' To Oust Him As Speaker

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Politics

John Bercow has defiantly insisted he intends to remain as Speaker of the House of Commons, amid a failed Conservative "plot" to remove him from the j...

Tory Coup To Oust Bercow As Speaker

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics

John Bercow will not be re-elected as Speaker of the House of Commons should a coup by top Tories succeed. On Wednesday it was revealed Conservative M...

John Bercow Apologises For Comparing Female MP To A Kitchen Appliance

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Politics

The Speaker of the House of Commons has issued an apology to Employment Minister Esther McVey after comparing her to a washing machine during Work And...

Crumbling Westminster May Be Abandoned

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Politics

The Palace of Westminster may have to be abandoned within 20 years unless an extensive programme of repairs and modernisation is agreed, John Bercow h...

Is This The Most Puerile Thing To Nearly Happen At PMQs?

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Politics

A group of Tory MPs tried to knock over a cameraman filming Prime Minister's Question Time so that the crew would be blamed for the disturbance and be...

'Shambles!' 'Trickery!' 'Disgrace!' - What Happened In Parliament To Get MPs So Angry?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Politics

The Government has been accused of orchestrating a "shambles" over a controversial vote on the European Arrest Warrant - which turned out not to be a ...

Bercow Faces Mutiny Over Commons Aussie Clerk Debacle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics

The House of Commons will find itself in a "terrible mess" if the proposed candidate for the senior official's role takes office, a senior MP has warn...

Be Brave Bercow - Or You'll Be the One Out of Your Depth

Grant Feller | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

Baroness Boothroyd spoke out after it was revealed that the current Speaker wants inexperienced Australian Carol Mills to be his £200,000 a year Commons Clerk, despite little obvious affinity for the job.

'PMQs Should Stand For Public Question Time'

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband said he would subject himself to a regular interrogation by ordinary voters at Westminster if he becomes prime minister. The Labour lea...

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.