Jim Pickard @PickardJE Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times Oct. 21, 2019 1 min read

you can hear the pain in John Bercow’s voice at finding himself once again in such a pivotal historic role

Bercow concludes it would be “repetitive and disorderly” to have another Brexit meaningful vote today when it sort-of happened on Saturday

Brexiteer Bernard Jenkin says it is “remarkable” how often the Speaker seems to take one side in the Commons:

“If you didn’t enjoy being bombarded you wouldn’t enjoy so much sitting in that chair.”

Bercow says he doesn’t remember Jenkin complaining when he used to allow various UQs and emergency debates to Eurosceptic Tory MPs:

“He’s grumbling now because he doesn’t like the judgments. If the honourable gentleman doesn’t like that there’s not much I can do about that.”


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