John Bercow

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 | 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 | 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 | 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.

'The Gay Man Who Saved The World': Bletchley Park Codebreaker Alan Turing To Receive Posthumous Award

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Gay codebreaker Alan Turing will be honoured with a posthumous award for his achievements at a ceremony hosted by Attitude magazine on Tuesday night. ...

Sally Bercow Appears On ITV's Big Star's Little Stars With Tattoo

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Sally Bercow has appeared on ITV’s Big Star’s Little Stars sporting a tattoo on her left shoulder with the names of her three children inked insid...

Ned Simons

I Don't Need To Be 'Friends' With Bercow To Be Deputy Speaker, Burns Tells MPs | Ned Simons | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Politics

The former Tory minister who called John Bercow a "stupid, sanctimonious dwarf" has tried to reassure MPs that his poor relationship with the Speaker ...

Simon Burns Called John Bercow A 'Dwarf', Now Wants To Be His Deputy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Politics

The minister that once called John Bercow a "stupid, sanctimonious dwarf" has announced he is quitting government - in order to run to be deputy Commo...

Did 'Weasel' Bercow Hit A Woman's Car?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Politics

Commons Speaker John Bercow has been accused of behaving like an "arrogant toff" by a motorist who claims he clipped her parked car. The row was wi...

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Meets With UK Parliamentary Speaker's Delegation in Burma

Valerie Vaz | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Politics
Valerie Vaz

Following a request from Daw Suu Kyi, leader of the opposition in the Burmese Parliament, the Speaker of the House of Commons Rt Hon John Bercow MP led a parliamentary delegation to Burma which included Sir Malcolm Bruce MP, Fiona Bruce MP, two Officers of the House and me.

This Is The Houses Of Parliament.. In Southampton

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Politics

Twenty five people working for the House of Commons switchboard have been made redundant - because their jobs were moved to Southampton. The contro...

Tory MPs Form 'Bollocked By Bercow' Club In Anger At Commons Speaker

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Politics

Backbench Tory MPs unhappy at being told off by the Commons Speaker have hatched a plot to form a new "BBB Club" - which stands for "bollocked by Berc...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: All In This Together? Come Off It

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 11 July 2013... 1) ALL IN THIS TOGETHER? COME OFF IT Whether or not you agree with the guys and gir...