Skip to comments.'Order!' John Bercow, House of Commons speaker, is standing down
Posted on 10/31/2019 4:45:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
"The tradition for most of my lifetime has been that the speaker is not a player in political debates if he was doing his job well then you wouldn't notice him," said Jack Simson Caird, a former constitutional law expert in the House of Commons Library. "John Bercow has challenged that idea."
Bercow, 56, became a Conservative Party lawmaker in 1997 but was forced to renounce this affiliation when elected speaker 12 years later.
It's a job older than the United Kingdom itself, stretching back more than six centuries to 1377. Bercow is the 157th person to occupy the role, sitting in the ornate chair at the center of the legislative chamber.
He earns more than the prime minister, lives in a Gothic apartment next to the clock tower informally known as Big Ben, and is the Commons representative to Queen Elizabeth II.
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Out! Out! Out!
and a reply to "activate topic".
The brits should rejoice. Good riddance to rubbish.
> Trump’s appearance on Farages show sends a mixed political signal, as Trump and Johnson have typically been closely aligned. Johnsons left-wing rival, Jeremy Corbyn, accused him in August of intending to lead the U.K. straight into the arms of Trump. Farages Brexit party criticizes Johnson from the right, calling for an abrupt split from the union rather than any sort of agreement.
The House Of Commons Speaker in the UK and Canada by tradition is nonpartisan.
Hes a neutral referee making sure parliamentary rules are followed and decorum is maintained during debates.
> This week in delays: March 29, April 12, and now Oct. 31: Todays date has officially joined the list of Brexit deadlines that have come and gone. On Monday, EU leaders agreed to the U.K.s request for a three-month extension, meaning the new Brexit date is Jan. 31. There was a little bit of drama about this because French President Emmanuel Macron wanted a shorter delay, but the general consensus in Brussels was that the deadlocked U.K. government should be given time to get its act together via a general election. Like the previous delay, this is a flextension: The U.K. could pull out earlier than Jan. 31 if Parliament approves a new withdrawal agreement. But that seems like wishful thinking.
Deep State BS, UK-style, via the Partisan Shill org, Business Insider:
Watch Boris Johnson accused of burying Russian influence over Brexit
Which John Bercow failed spectacularly at.
Hes spent the last 10 years making the job all about him.
He will not be missed.
When I see him I think Monty Python
A traitor to the British People!
And there was Great Rejoicing. Slimy, Traitorous, Elite, Remainer.
If youre going to fail, fail big. Mr. Bernie did everything he could to undermine the Tories except bend over and moon Mrs. May and Mr. Johnson during Question Time.
Early in September it looked like he was going to go, the comments about him in media were more, uh, incisive.
Here's a roughly equivalent position in the States:
Annnd He’s gone.
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