John Bercow

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Big Ben To Fall Silent For Margaret Thatcher's Funeral, John Bercow Announces

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Politics

Updated: 18:34 - poll results and Thatcher relatives comments added Big Ben will fall silent for the duration of Margaret Thatcher's funeral on Wed...

Ken Clarke 'Surprised' At David Cameron's Decision To Recall Parliament For Thatcher Tributes

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Politics

Ken Clarke has said he was "surprised" by David Cameron's decision to break with tradition and recall parliament to allow MPs to pay tribute to Margar...

John Bercow Accidentally 'Outs' Straight Rugby Star Ben Cohen As Gay

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Politics

It's one thing to accidentally out someone for being gay when they don't want to be. It's another to do it when the person isn't even gay in the first...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Shall We Leave It At That?'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 27 February 2013... 1) 'SHALL WE LEAVE IT AT THAT?' The Rennard affair rumbles on - with more and m...

'We're Not Lazy Or Apathetic'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

On Friday, the House of Commons will be swarming with young people breaking the stereotypes of "today's lost youth" as they debate key issues in front...

Too Many Tweets?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Sally Bercow, the wife of Commons Speaker John Bercow, could be in trouble with the law and has seemingly suspended her Twitter account after breachin...

'Gulp': Sally Bercow Set To Be Sued By Lord McAlpine

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

Lord McAlpine is set to take legal action against Sally Bercow, Twitter users who named him and ITV's This Morning for libel, according to his lawyer....

This Week's Biggest Jokes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Comedy

This week, we learned that Mitt Romney has got binders full of women, John Bercow has got binders full of MPs claiming rental expenses, Nick Griffin ...

What's Bercow Trying To Block?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Politics

The House of Commons Speaker John Bercow is trying to block the publication of details of MPs' expenses which could show if they are renting their tax...

In Praise of John Bercow

Alan Wager | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Politics
Alan Wager

Attempting to write a contemporary blog on Westminster politics during the summer recess is a difficult task.

John Bercow: 'Critics Are Bitter And Resentful Of My Success'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Politics

The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has lashed out at his critics accusing them of being "embittered and resentful" at his success. I...

Big Ben Tower To Be Renamed In Honour Of The Queen..

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost UK Staff | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Politics

The clock tower at Westminster which houses Big Ben will be formally renamed Elizabeth Tower to honour the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the House of Commo...

'Politics Is Neither Above Us Or Beneath Us. It Is Integral To All Of Us'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK

Aung San Suu Kyi appealed to Britain "as friend and an equal" to support the people of Burma in their drive for democracy, as she spoke before both Ho...

People Are 'Suspicious And Despairing' Of The Political System

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Politics

Commons Speaker John Bercow delivered a stinging verdict on the coalition in an interview for Sky News, suggesting that the reason why the local elect...

MPs To Get 'Fewer Wine Top Ups' In House Of Commons

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics

Politicians and their guests in parliament will have their glasses of wine "topped up less frequently" as part of measures designed to crack down on t...

John Bercow Praises Gay Rights Progress At Queen's Speech

Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Politics

John Bercow has used a speech introducing the Queen to praise the progress made in equal rights for women, ethnic minorities and gay people over the c...

If Looks Could Kill: Cameron Captured Shooting Daggers At Bercow (Picture)

Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Politics

John Bercow's decision to dub Her Majesty the "Kaleidoscope Queen" as he introduced her to Parliament on Monday appeared to draw the scorn of the prim...

Diamond Jubilee: Queen Visits Parliament For Westminster Hall Speech

PA | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Politics

The Queen will give a speech to both Houses of Parliament today as MPs and peers honour the monarch with the presentation of a Diamond Jubilee Window....

MPs To Pay More Towards Their Pensions

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics

MPs will have to pay more towards their pensions, it emerged on Monday, when The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) announced the 1....

John Bercow 'Should Rent Out Taxpayer-Funded Mansion During The Olympics'

Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Politics

John Bercow should rent his taxpayer-funded flat in the Houses of Parliament to tourists during the Olympic Games, a Tory MP has said. Conservative...

Gay Marriage: Denying Civil Partnerships To Straight Couples 'Perverse', Says Tory

Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Heterosexual couples should be allowed to have civil partnerships now that the government plans to introduce gay marriage, a Tory MP has said. Spea...

'Humph!' - Sally Bercow Loses Newspaper Column

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics

Sally Bercow appears to be slightly annoyed at reports that her column in the Daily Star Sunday has been shelved. The controversial Labour campai...

Parliamentary Sketch: The Jewel and Anchor

Richard Marsh | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Marsh

It is, perhaps, a somewhat uncharitable thing to say of the House of Commons that the mood which descended upon it at Prime Minister's Questions, as it contemplated the likelihood that six British soldiers had been killed in an apparent landmine explosion in Afghanistan, seemed rather stifling.

PM Dragged Back To His Seat After PMQs Complaint

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron was made to explain himself in the Commons on Wednesday after PMQs, because of a complaint from a Labour MP. Bolton ...

How Much Should It Cost To Visit Big Ben?

The Huffington Post UK\ | Chris Wimpress | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK Politics

Tory MP Robert Halfon has questioned the practice of charging people to climb the clock tower at Westminster to see Big Ben. Raising the issue as a...