Tuesday 23 June 2009

MPs ignore Simon Heffer's 'laughing stock' warning by electing Bercow as Speaker

Can't imagine the Daily Telegraph's Simon Heffer is over delighted about the election of John Bercow as Speaker of the House of Commons.
Here's what he wrote in his column on June 12: "With many candidates, most of them quite preposterous, seeking to be Speaker of the Commons, MPs should ask themselves how much more contemptible they wish to become in the eyes of the nation before they cast their votes. The election of John Bercow, whose main qualification for the job is that the Tory party hates him, would simply reinforce the position of the Commons as a laughing stock."

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