John Bercow

Reading The Socialist Worker Made Me A Tory, Says John Bercow

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics

John Bercow has revealed the source of his Conservatism - reading the Socialist Worker newspaper as a child. The Speaker, who was elected as a Tory...

MPs May Have A Serious Drinking Problem But John Bercow Doesn't Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Politics

House of Commons speaker John Bercow has been accused of suppressing reports that reveal the scale of MPs' alcohol problems. Documents which are th...

'Undemocratic' Tory Cuts To Party Funding Could Be Shot Down By John Bercow-Chaired Committee, Claim Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics

Tory plans to cut public funding of opposition parties could fall at the first hurdle as they do not have a majority on the committee needed to approv...

Gender-Neutral Toilets And Pictures Of Women 'Needed In Parliament'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics

A series of new recommendations being made in a "gender insensitivities" review into the House of Commons, could see the chamber adopt gender-neutral ...

Bercow Effortlessly Slaps Down Veteran MP's Attempt To Embarrass Him

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Politics

An attempt to humiliate Commons Speaker John Bercow backfired on Tuesday, as the Conservative MP in question was effortlessly upstaged. Simon Burns...

PMQs Verdict: Corbyn's Getting Better But Cameron's Seen Worse

Lydia Suffield | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

PMQs today made it pretty clear: Corbyn is starting to employ that headmaster stare. Today, it went from a rather stern warning look to a full-on, narrow-eyed, flashing-gazed glare at the Tory front bench who promptly erupted from muffled laughter to full-on cheers, accompanied by the classic chanting of "Ooooh", which reminded me all too strongly of schooldays seated in front of a well-intentioned but sadly incompetent supply teacher.

Tax Credit Cuts Vote In Lords Not A Constitutional Crisis, John Bercow Tells MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Politics

John Bercow has dismissed the idea the House of Lords has triggered a constitutional crisis by voting to delay George Osborne's cuts to tax credits. ...

Tax Credit Cuts Vote In Lords Not A Constitutional Crisis, John Bercow Tells MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Politics

John Bercow has dismissed the idea the House of Lords has triggered a constitutional crisis by voting to delay George Osborne's cuts to tax credits. ...

9 Fearless Moments That Will Have You Cheering For John Bercow

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Politics

John Bercow's scathing scolding of MPs has won him the support of millions of Parliamentary spectators, and quite a few MPs too. The Speaker's som...

Speaker's Sneering Jibes At Chinese President Have Cameron Shifting Uncomfortably

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

Commons Speaker John Bercow today issued a series of shock digs at Chinese President Xi Jinping, snipping at the Premier ahead of his speech to Parlia...

'Discourteous And Incompetent' Watch John Bercow Brutally Slap Down Sajid Javid In The Commons

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Politics

Commons Speaker John Bercow delivered an almighty slap down to Business Secretary Sajid Javid today, branding him “discourteous and incompetent” a...

Could The SNP Really Overturn 400 Years Of No Clapping Tradition In The Commons?

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK

The SNP's newest cohort of MPs could help push for the overturning of a centuries-old Westminster tradition, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has ...

Bercow Told To Take The Tube After £172 One Mile Chauffeur Drive

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics

John Bercow was lambasted by a Treasury minister on Friday after racking up a £172 bill being chauffeur-driven to a conference just 0.7 miles (1.1km)...

Watch John Bercow Shout 'Sit Down, Man!' At George Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne was given an extraordinary telling off by Commons Speaker John Bercow today during a fiery parliamentary clash. Mr Bercow leapt to h...

David Cameron Gives 'Disgraceful Reply' To Proposed PMQs Reform

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron ducked reform of Prime Minister’s Questions with a “disgraceful” reply to a long-term critic of the weekly bouts. Labour MP Pau...

Speaker Bercow Fights Back Tears After Charles Kennedy Death

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Politics

Speaker John Bercow fought back tears as he said the House of Commons will mourn the passing of Charles Kennedy, a "principled, progressive and passio...

The SNP Are Proudly Trashing The Westminster Establishment - And Having Fun Doing It

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Politics

There's been no shortage of political stirs caused by new Scottish nationalist MPs, who seem far more preoccupied with getting stuck in, debating legi...

Four Things Sally Bercow Should NOT Do Next

Natasha Courtenay-Smith | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Natasha Courtenay-Smith

If ever there was a story of a woman walking eyes wide open into car crash territory, then over the past week we have been watching it as Sally Bercow's marriage to John Bercow breaks down in public.

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...