John Bercow

John Bercow Says MPs Have 'Right' To Try And Block Brexit

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Politics

John Bercow has said MPs have the “right” to try and block Brexit when the exit deal faces a vote in the Commons. The Speaker said on Wednesday ev...

Tory MPs Slapped Down For Failing To Listen To Labour's Angela Rayner During Debate

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics

Tory MPs were given a slap down for failing to listen to shadow education secretary Angela Rayner during an emergency debate on tuition fees. Speaker...

A Very Reasonable Adjustment

Fran Springfield | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Politics
Fran Springfield

The Speaker of the House of Commons ruled last week that male MPs need not wear a tie. There has been much fuss made in various newspapers about this. Many correspondents to letters pages seem to regard it as a lowering of standards.

Tory Minister Mocked For Refusing To Take Questions From MPs Not Wearing Ties

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK

A Tory minister has been mocked for refusing to take questions from any MP too “sartorially challenged” to wear a tie. Speaker John Bercow has rel...

Grenfell Tower Disaster 'Unimaginable And Horrific', Says John Bercow

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics

John Bercow has offered his condolences for the “unimaginable and horrific” fire which engulfed Grenfell Tower in west London today. Six people ar...

Theresa May Is Ruthlessly Trolled By Jeremy Corbyn As Parliament Returns

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics

The House of Commons has reconvened for the first time since the election and Theresa May was not given an easy ride. While her opponent Jeremy Corbyn...

Raise Your Voice, Use Your Vote

Eleanor Margetts | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK
Eleanor Margetts

Eleanor Margetts meeting Pope Francis alongside Senior UN advisor Jeffery Sachs (c) Gabriella Marino Right now, the world seems an especially scary p...

John Bercow's Awkward Sex Gag About MP's 'Brexit Baby' Left PM Speechless

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

Two Tory MPs will be celebrating more than just the triggering of Article 50 today. Andrea Jenkyns and her husband Jack Lopresti had news of the birt...

Labour Force Government To Come To The Commons To Explain 'Catastrophic' Housing Benefit Cuts

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Politics

Ministers will be forced to come to the Commons today to explain why they are cutting housing benefits for under-22 year olds. Labour has been granted...

Why Modernising Speaker John Bercow Must Stay

Dawn Butler | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dawn Butler

If the Prime Minister respects the will of the people she will call an end to the partisan manoeuvring by some of her MPs. Mr Speaker has my full support and that of my Labour colleagues. We are ready to defend him because his modernising agenda is right for Westminster and right for the country.

Anti-Trump Protesters Gather Outside Parliament As MPs Debate State Visit

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK

Hundreds of people descended on parliament on Monday evening in a colourful show of defiance against the impending state visit of Donald Trump. On the...

The Truth About John Bercow's Comments At The University Of Reading

Dr Mark Shanahan | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Mark Shanahan

Mr Bercow was gracious, open and honest throughout the almost five hours he spent with students and others here at Reading. He did much to break down the barriers that exist between those of us who study politics and those that practise it. Reading politics students are now getting a lesson in what political opponents can do when a University guest becomes a political target.

Ministers Back Move To Oust John Bercow, Claims Tory MP

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Politics

Ministers are supporting a move to oust John Bercow as Speaker of the House of Commons, the Tory MP behind the move has claimed. James Duddridge table...

Sunday Show Round-Up: John Bercow Row, David Davis' 'Sexism' And Labour Leadership Plans

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show Last week it was Housing Minister Gavin Barwell, this week it’s Leader of the Commons David Lidington who danced across the Sun...

Speaker John Bercow In Fresh Impartiality Row Over Remain Vote Remarks

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK

Commons Speaker John Bercow has insisted his impartiality is not damaged by reports he told students that he voted Remain in the EU referendum. Bercow...

The 5 Most Batsh*t Moments From Donald Trump Land This Week (For Brits)

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK

OK, we’re 23 days in but the pace of Donald Trump’s presidency has not slowed one jot. The Muslim ban is still a thing, John Bercow is in trouble ...

The Speaker Should Be Applauded, Not Ousted

Naz Shah | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Politics
Naz Shah

The Speaker represents the House of Commons, not just the members who reside there, but everything it stands for. Our values and our laws could not be clearer on equality for all. By speaking out in the way he did, he did not overstep the mark, but defended the honour of the House and all it stands for.

Motion To Fire John Bercow Labelled 'Utterly Ridiculous' And 'Misguided'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK

A Tory MP behind a bid to oust John Bercow claims the Commons Speaker could be “dead in the water” within days if MPs voiced their private concern...

Thousands Sign 'No Confidence' Petition Calling For John Bercow To Be Fired As Speaker

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK

Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for John Bercow to lose his position as House of Commons speaker following his unprecedented attack...

Commons Speaker Faces No Confidence Motion Over Donald Trump Attack

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK

A Tory MP has tabled a no confidence motion in House of Commons speaker John Bercow, after his unprecedented attack on Donald Trump. James Duddridge t...

Tory MP Says John Bercow Has 'Lost The Confidence Of The House'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK

John Bercow’s days as Speaker of the House of Commons are “numbered”, according to a Tory MP who wants Theresa May to allow her ministers to uns...

John Bercow Defends Speech Banning Donald Trump From Parliament

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics

John Bercow has defended his decision to ban Donald Trump from speaking in parliament after he received a barrage of criticism from Tory MPs. In an un...

John Bercow's Position 'Untenable' After Donald Trump Attack

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics

John Bercow is facing calls to resign as Commons Speaker after he ruled Donald Trump would be banned from speaking in parliament when he visits the Un...

The Waugh Zone February 7, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday, February 7… 1) BREX BOMB? Labour’s amendments to the Brexit bill fell last night, defeated by r...

Here's John Bercow's Extraordinary Attack On 'Racist, Sexist' Donald Trump In Full

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK

John Bercow has stunned Westminster with a speech attacking “racist, sexist” Donald Trump, pledging to bar the president from speaking in parliame...