John Bercow

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...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Cairo Coup

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 4 July 2013... 1) 'THE CAIRO COUP' That's the headline in the Independent. The Guardian splashes on...

Ned Simons

Denying MPs A Vote On Syria 'Undemocratic', Says John Bercow | Ned Simons | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics

John Bercow has told David Cameron that it would be "undemocratic" to arm the Syrian rebels without giving parliament a vote, amid suspicions the gove...

Commons Committee Chairs To Be Banned From Outside Commercial Interests

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Politics

The chairmen of House of Commons select committees may be barred from holding outside commercial interests relating to their committee's area of inter...

The Speaker's Corner: Romania's BFF

Zrinka Bralo | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Politics
Zrinka Bralo

The Speaker was within his parliamentary and moral right to speak and make the comments he made and in the context he made them. We should praise his courage and leadership in being truthful about issues that are unpopular.

Immigrants 'Work Harder Than The British'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Politics

John Bercow has been accused of abandoning political neutrality after he suggested many Eastern European immigrants worked harder than British people....

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Now Child Benefit, Too? Really?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 5 June 2013... 1) NOW CHILD BENEFIT, TOO? REALLY? Remember how Labour frontbenchers condemned the c...

John Bercow 'Suspends' 80 Commons Passes After Lobbying Scandal

PA | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Politics

ommons Speaker John Bercow today suspended the issuing of new Commons passes to staff working for all-party parliamentary groups amid concerns they ar...

Sally Bercow Settles Lord McAlpine Tweet For Mystery Sum

PA | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Politics

Commons Speaker's wife Sally Bercow has settled a libel action brought by Lord McAlpine after the High Court found a tweet posted by her was highly de...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Dave's Love Letter To The Loons

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Politics

Then ten things you need to know on Tuesday 21 May 2013... 1) DAVE'S LOVE LETTER TO THE LOONS Under fire from his activists and backbenchers, un...

Nigel Evans' Commons Office Searched By Police Investigating Rape Claims

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics

The offices of Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans were searched by police yesterday in connection with an investigation into allegations of rape and sexual as...

'Why Is Lord McAlpine Trending?' Tweet In Court

PA | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

A tweet by Commons Speaker's wife Sally Bercow pointed "the finger of blame" at Tory peer Lord McAlpine during a media frenzy over allegations of chil...

Andrew Mitchell Says Deputy Speaker Shouldn't Quit Over Rape Allegations

PA | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics

Deputy Commons Speaker Nigel Evans has denied accusations of raping and assaulting two young men saying the allegations were "completely false". Th...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Deputy Speaker Stands Aside. For Now.

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on (bank holiday) Monday 6 May 2013... 1) DEPUTY SPEAKER STANDS ASIDE. FOR NOW. From the Guardian: "Nigel Ev...

Ned Simons

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