Bercow resigning as Speaker

Bercow resigning as Speaker

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JagLover

26,901 posts

182 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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NoNeed said:
I do hope Boris follows Bercows lead in breaking conventions and withholds his peerage, Now I would drink to that.
beer

Time to show these establishment weasels that they wont escape the consequences of their actions.

REALIST123

12,229 posts

100 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Bob-2146 said:
cherryowen said:
S1KRR said:
Oh, that's a good find

rofl
roflroflrofl Tory boy...
It might be just a genuine change of mind over the years as he’s gained experience.

Or possibly as he developed his self serving ego he realised a change was in his personal interest to secure a cushy EU role after his sinecure in the House, which he quite likely has already been promised by Barnier, Sassoli etc. during one of his ‘secret’ meetings.

scratchchin

JagLover

26,901 posts

182 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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REALIST123 said:
It might be just a genuine change of mind over the years as he’s gained experience.

Or possibly as he developed his self serving ego he realised a change was in his personal interest to secure a cushy EU role after his sinecure in the House, which he quite likely has already been promised by Barnier, Sassoli etc. during one of his ‘secret’ meetings.

scratchchin
Usually far more subtle than that. For front line politicians the real payday occurs after they retire from politics. Then they rake it through after dinner speeches and "consultancy". But only if they have followed their paymasters bidding while doing their former day job.

Escort3500

5,474 posts

92 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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NoNeed said:
I do hope Boris follows Bercows lead in breaking conventions and withholds his peerage, Now I would drink to that.
TBH, despite his pomposity I really don’t think he’d be that bothered if/when he doesn’t get one. He’ll be happy enough that he’s left his mark on British politics, albeit for the wrong reasons.

Blackpuddin

9,439 posts

152 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Bercow was getting ready for the after-dinner speech circuit yesterday by practising his impersonations of Tony Benn and Willlie Whitelaw, of which he is clearly very proud. Not sure the MPs saw it the same way. The funniest thing was Bercow attempting to parlay with Rees-Mogg. Although it was well disguised there was a distinct sense of JRM's contempt for the little oik.

Edited by Blackpuddin on Tuesday 22 October 08:16


Edited by Blackpuddin on Tuesday 22 October 08:16

Escort3500

5,474 posts

92 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Blackpuddin said:
Bercow was getting ready for the after-dinner speech circuit yesterday by practising his impersonations of Tony Benn and Willlie Whitelaw, of which he is clearly very proud. Not sure the MPs saw it the same way. The funniest thing was Bercow attempting to parlay with Rees-Mogg. Although it was well disguised there was a distinct sense of JRM's contempt for the little oik.

Edited by Blackpuddin on Tuesday 22 October 08:16


Edited by Blackpuddin on Tuesday 22 October 08:16
Which is reciprocated (and entirely justified).

psi310398

5,206 posts

150 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Blackpuddin said:
Bercow was getting ready for the after-dinner speech circuit yesterday by practising his impersonations of Tony Benn and Willlie Whitelaw, of which he is clearly very proud. Not sure the MPs saw it the same way. The funniest thing was Bercow attempting to parlay with Rees-Mogg. Although it was well disguised there was a distinct sense of JRM's contempt for the little oik.

Edited by Blackpuddin on Tuesday 22 October 08:16


Edited by Blackpuddin on Tuesday 22 October 08:16
I'm not sure that annual dinner of the Association of HVAC Engineers (or whatever) will become oversubscribed if Bercow is the speaker...rather the contrary, I imagine.

I suspect that sufficient people are disgusted by him and wouldn't want to be party to putting money in his pocket that it would be a brave person indeed who engaged his services for such an event.

Etypephil

689 posts

25 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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psi310398 said:
Blackpuddin said:
Bercow was getting ready for the after-dinner speech circuit yesterday by practising his impersonations of Tony Benn and Willlie Whitelaw, of which he is clearly very proud. Not sure the MPs saw it the same way. The funniest thing was Bercow attempting to parlay with Rees-Mogg. Although it was well disguised there was a distinct sense of JRM's contempt for the little oik.

Edited by Blackpuddin on Tuesday 22 October 08:16


Edited by Blackpuddin on Tuesday 22 October 08:16
I'm not sure that annual dinner of the Association of HVAC Engineers (or whatever) will become oversubscribed if Bercow is the speaker...rather the contrary, I imagine.

I suspect that sufficient people are disgusted by him and wouldn't want to be party to putting money in his pocket that it would be a brave person indeed who engaged his services for such an event.
One would have thought the same of Blair; clearly those who engage after dinner speakers do not inhabit planet Earth.

psi310398

5,206 posts

150 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Etypephil said:
One would have thought the same of Blair; clearly those who engage after dinner speakers do not inhabit planet Earth.
I don't think Blair does many professional awards black tie dos in sweaty ballrooms off Park Lane.

And, on the American rubber chicken circuit, there will be those willing to pay $25,000 a plate because Blair backed Bush up (and hence the USA) in the war on turr. He was also PM, so people would naturally be interested.

IMO, Bercow will be a much harder sell as either a powerful person or as a friend of the USA.

REALIST123

12,229 posts

100 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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JagLover said:
REALIST123 said:
It might be just a genuine change of mind over the years as he’s gained experience.

Or possibly as he developed his self serving ego he realised a change was in his personal interest to secure a cushy EU role after his sinecure in the House, which he quite likely has already been promised by Barnier, Sassoli etc. during one of his ‘secret’ meetings.

scratchchin
Usually far more subtle than that. For front line politicians the real payday occurs after they retire from politics. Then they rake it through after dinner speeches and "consultancy". But only if they have followed their paymasters bidding while doing their former day job.
But that suggests corruption. Surely not?

NoNeed

14,605 posts

147 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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psi310398 said:
Etypephil said:
One would have thought the same of Blair; clearly those who engage after dinner speakers do not inhabit planet Earth.
I don't think Blair does many professional awards black tie dos in sweaty ballrooms off Park Lane.

And, on the American rubber chicken circuit, there will be those willing to pay $25,000 a plate because Blair backed Bush up (and hence the USA) in the war on turr. He was also PM, so people would naturally be interested.

IMO, Bercow will be a much harder sell as either a powerful person or as a friend of the USA.
Yeah, but he could do a double act and let his misses work the room laugh

psi310398

5,206 posts

150 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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NoNeed said:
Yeah, but he could do a double act and let his misses work the room laugh
I can see that that might be marginally better than letting Blair do similar rofl

whoami

12,875 posts

187 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Escort3500 said:
NoNeed said:
I do hope Boris follows Bercows lead in breaking conventions and withholds his peerage, Now I would drink to that.
TBH, despite his pomposity I really don’t think he’d be that bothered if/when he doesn’t get one. He’ll be happy enough that he’s left his mark on British politics, albeit for the wrong reasons.
He’d be absolutely crushed if he did not receive a peerage.

Thorodin

2,323 posts

80 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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He is much more entitled to a pierage.

End Of Pier shows are quite popular in Northern seaside resorts, full of blaggards, impersonators, dummies and no-hopers. His reception would however be muted and the stage door johnnies might be few.

Skyedriver

8,728 posts

229 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Having watched the shennagins in the HoC over the last few days, I actually feel sorry for Mr Bercow.
He's had to sit through all the prattle, arguement, counter arguement, repeated rhetoric without a break. No wonder he is the way he is. LOL

jsf

14,440 posts

183 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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He doesn't have to, that's what the deputy speaker is for.

He simply cant stand the thought of not being there to grandstand. Probably wears a nappy.

Stussy

501 posts

11 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Now there’s likely to be an extension will he still go on the 31st?

Pupp

9,790 posts

219 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Stussy said:
Now there’s likely to be an extension will he still go on the 31st?
Hope so. The blood pressure elevations he clearly provokes amongst some must be thinning the gammon out...

techiedave

7,931 posts

57 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Stussy said:
Now there’s likely to be an extension will he still go on the 31st?
Doubt it
He is being coached by Jared O'Mara

turbobloke

86,746 posts

207 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Pupp said:
Stussy said:
Now there’s likely to be an extension will he still go on the 31st?
Hope so. The blood pressure elevations he clearly provokes amongst some must be thinning the gammon out...
Not with dry-salting or brining, they boost gammon longevity.