Bercow resigning as Speaker

Bercow resigning as Speaker

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essayer

Original Poster:

6,308 posts

141 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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In June/July 2019 according to BBC

I think convention would dictate a Labour MP takes a turn (handy for the Conservatives, with a minority gov)

randlemarcus

11,909 posts

178 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Is there a Labour MP that supports the Government, or do we not take turns with that bit?

Jockman

17,125 posts

107 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Jeez. I always thought he >was< a labour MP.

TooMany2cvs

29,008 posts

73 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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essayer said:
I think convention would dictate a Labour MP takes a turn (handy for the Conservatives, with a minority gov)
Any MP can stand, so long as a dozen other MPs nominate them - there's then a vote. Boothroyd was the only 20th century speaker not to come from the ruling party, but they're meant to then become party-neutral.

ralphrj

2,918 posts

138 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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essayer said:
I think convention would dictate a Labour MP takes a turn (handy for the Conservatives, with a minority gov)
The convention was broken back in 2000 when Michael Martin succeeded Betty Boothroyd but looking back through the list of previous Speakers it doesn't look like it was a particularly long standing tradition.

don'tbesilly

8,544 posts

110 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Jockman said:
Jeez. I always thought he >was< a labour MP.
As did I, I had to check Wiki, which was interesting if only for this:

' A former hardline right-winger who changed his views after becoming an MP'

Bercow certainly got around as an MP, Lambeth / Motherwell / Bristol and a toss up between representing Buckingham or Surrey Heath are on his CV amongst other things.

I'm not sure many will miss him, many will say good riddance.

Einion Yrth

17,779 posts

191 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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don'tbesilly said:
Bercow
Oleaginous little prick.

Biker 1

3,544 posts

66 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Einion Yrth said:
Oleaginous little prick.
I quite liked the look of his missus though.

Gogoplata

1,010 posts

107 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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I thought he'd previously promised to have gone by last June?

hurstg01

2,659 posts

190 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Einion Yrth said:
don'tbesilly said:
Bercow
Oleaginous little prick.
googled it, and I'd agree smile

Jockman

17,125 posts

107 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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don'tbesilly said:
Jockman said:
Jeez. I always thought he >was< a labour MP.
As did I, I had to check Wiki, which was interesting if only for this:

' A former hardline right-winger who changed his views after becoming an MP'

Bercow certainly got around as an MP, Lambeth / Motherwell / Bristol and a toss up between representing Buckingham or Surrey Heath are on his CV amongst other things.

I'm not sure many will miss him, many will say good riddance.
Every day’s an education.

I personally don’t think he will last until then. Dame Laura’s report is damning of him.


ralphrj

2,918 posts

138 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Gogoplata said:
I thought he'd previously promised to have gone by last June?
I think he said when he took the job that he would only serve as long as his predecessor (9 years) which would have meant stepping down this year.

He must have conveniently forgotten.

He is actually the highest paid person in the Commons. Logically it should be the Prime Minister but for a piece of childish behaviour by Gordon Brown. In the run up to the 2010 election, David Cameron said that he would cut the salaries of Cabinet Ministers by 5%. However, in his last few days in Downing Street Gordon Brown secretly cut the PMs salary by 25% (£50k). This left Cameron faced with either earning no more than he had previously as Leader of the Opposition or having to go back on a manifesto pledge (of which Labour would have made a huge issue).



don'tbesilly

8,544 posts

110 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Jockman said:
don'tbesilly said:
Jockman said:
Jeez. I always thought he >was< a labour MP.
As did I, I had to check Wiki, which was interesting if only for this:

' A former hardline right-winger who changed his views after becoming an MP'

Bercow certainly got around as an MP, Lambeth / Motherwell / Bristol and a toss up between representing Buckingham or Surrey Heath are on his CV amongst other things.

I'm not sure many will miss him, many will say good riddance.
Every day’s an education.

I personally don’t think he will last until then. Dame Laura’s report is damning of him.
Like my knowledge of Bercow being lacking and having to look it up, I had to google Einion Yrth's description for Bercow.

I concur wholeheartedly with the quote below: wink

Einion Yrth said:

Oleaginous little prick.
My next challenge is to use the word 'oleaginous' during a conversation or an email.

I like it, it's now topped my favourite word list, usurping 'Machiavellian'.


JagLover

26,844 posts

182 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Einion Yrth said:
Oleaginous little prick.
Today's word of the day smile

and accurate for Bercow

FourWheelDrift

78,411 posts

231 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Cue expensive and unnecessary redecorating at the Speakers House all at the public expense.

Jockman

17,125 posts

107 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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JagLover said:
Einion Yrth said:
Oleaginous little prick.
Today's word of the day smile

and accurate for Bercow
Which one?

Amateurish

6,082 posts

169 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Good news for Buckingham residents who will finally get a vote in the GE.

Einion Yrth

17,779 posts

191 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Jockman said:
JagLover said:
Einion Yrth said:
Oleaginous little prick.
Today's word of the day smile

and accurate for Bercow
Which one?
One would struggle to describe Sally as "little".

don'tbesilly

8,544 posts

110 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Einion Yrth said:
Jockman said:
JagLover said:
Einion Yrth said:
Oleaginous little prick.
Today's word of the day smile

and accurate for Bercow
Which one?
One would struggle to describe Sally as "little".
I'll assume you mean as in height? wink

TooMany2cvs

29,008 posts

73 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Biker 1 said:
I quite liked the look of his missus though.
Really?

Yes, spitting abuse as you're dragged away by two security guys is always such a tempting look.