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John Bercow MP

Speaker of the House of Commons

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  • = Key Development Monday 24th November
  • 15:45 Johnson raises concern over May's external announcement PoliticsHome News

    Johnson raises concern over May's external announcement PoliticsHome News

    Diana Johnson raised concern at government announcements of policy that were released outside of the House of Commons. The Labour MP for Kingston Upon Hull North asked Speaker Bercow during a Point of Order in the Commons whether it was ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 19th November
  • 16:20 Govt to vote with Labour on EAW, May confirms House of Commons

    Govt to vote with Labour on EAW, May confirms House of Commons

    Theresa May has confirmed that the Government will back a Labour motion on the European Arrest Warrant this evening.  In a letter to her Opposition counterpart Yvette Cooper, published by Labour today, the Home Secretary said: "Given tha... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 14th November
  • 12:07 John Bercow: European justice opt-ins vote caused resentment in parliament On air

    On Air | John Bercow MP | Speaker of the House of Common... | Sky News, pooled clip Video John Bercow MP

    John Bercow said there was a lot of confusion around the European justice opt-ins vote on Monday, and that had caused resentment among MPs. "I think what people want is straight dealing. The honouring of commitments, respect for parliame... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 10th November
  • 17:19 May accused of undermining parliament over EAW vote House of Commons

    May accused of undermining parliament over EAW vote House of Commons

    The Home Secretary has received a barrage of criticism today over the Government’s decision to exclude the European Arrest Warrant from the vote on EU legal measures. It emerged earlier that the vote, which will take place later this eve... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 5th November
  • 13:32 MP criticises Blair's 'unsatisfactory' engagement with on-the-runs inquiry House of Commons

    MP criticises Blair's 'unsatisfactory' engagement with on-the-runs inquiry House of Commons

    The chairman of the Commons Northern Ireland Committee has criticised Tony Blair’s “totally unsatisfactory” attitude towards an inquiry into the scheme for “on-the-runs”. Conservative MP Laurence Robertson said the former prime minister... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 3rd November
  • 15:30 Ministers across Europe want welfare reform - IDS House of Commons

    Ministers across Europe want welfare reform - IDS House of Commons

    Iain Duncan Smith has said government ministers across Europe are in agreement that current EU welfare rules need reforming. The Work and Pensions Secretary said he was in regular dialogue with the European Commission and individual memb... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 29th October
  • 12:58 Bercow condemns 'despicable' abuse aimed at Berger House of Commons

    Bercow condemns 'despicable' abuse aimed at Berger House of Commons

    John Bercow has condemned the “despicable” campaign of anti-Semitic abuse targeted at Labour MP Luciana Berger. Last week, a man was handed a four-week jail sentence for his abusive tweets at Ms Berger, but a flurry of new messages has ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 27th October
  • 15:13 In Brief Events

    15:13 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime Minister David Cameron meets with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, Business Secretary Vince Cable, Leader of the House of Commons William Hagu... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 13th October
  • 15:39 Carswell sworn in as first elected Ukip MP House of Commons

    Carswell sworn in as first elected Ukip MP House of Commons

    Douglas Carswell has been formally sworn in as Ukip's first elected MP. As Mr Carswell was sworn in, Tory MPs Zac Goldsmith and Sir Peter Tapsell acted as the Conservative defector's sponsors, while Ukip leader Nigel Farage looked on fro... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 17th September
  • 14:52 Story (1 links): MPs not warned over Clerk CCTV allegations

    PoliticsHome MPs not warned over Clerk CCTV allegations Story View links

    MPs were not warned about the links of the Commons Clerk candidate to an alleged row over CCTV ‘spying’, it has emerged.

    The Times reports that head-hunters who recommended Carol Mills for the role did not flag up any concerns about allegations that her office in Australia misused CCTV. She denies the claims.

    Speaker John Bercow has paused the process of appointing someone to the position while concerns are addressed.

  • = Key Development Saturday 13th September
  • 11:41 Julian Lewis: Only half a dozen Tory MPs are consistently critical of John Bercow On air

    On Air | Julian Lewis MP | | Week In Westminster, BBC Radio 4 Video Julian Lewis MP

    Julian Lewis said only about "half a dozen" Tory MPs were consistently critical of John Bercow. "John is bumptious and iconoclastic and he absolutely loathes privilege in any sha[e or form. But the politics is an issue as well. Interesti... Continue to article

  • 11:38 Michael Fabricant: John Bercow has undermined and diminished the role of Speaker On air

    On Air | Michael Fabricant MP | Conservative MP | Week In Westminster, BBC Radio 4 Video Michael Fabricant MP

    Michael Fabricant said John Bercow has "undermined" the role of Speaker. "I think there’s quite a lot of us and not just on the Conservative side but on the Labour side too. The reasons why he ‘annoys us’ in your words is that we believe... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 10th September
  • 12:40 Hague and Harman: we want Scots to stay House of Commons

    Hague and Harman: we want Scots to stay House of Commons

    William Hague has urged Scots to reject independence, saying: "we want you to stay in the United Kingdom." David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg were all absent from this week's Prime Minister's Questions as they toured Scotland in ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 3rd September
  • 13:28 Isabel Hardman blog: PMQs highlighted the Speaker’s diminishing authority News

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    John Bercow, the self-styled champion of Parliament, is now being scrutinised by MPs via a series of increasingly hostile points of order. Continue to article

  • 13:00 Backbenchers renew hostilities with Bercow over Clerk House of Commons

    Backbenchers renew hostilities with Bercow over Clerk House of Commons

    The row between the Speaker and Tory backbenchers over the next Clerk of the House resumed today as John Bercow told MPs to “rise to the level of events” when he was repeatedly questioned about his favoured candidate. A panel overseeing ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 2nd September
  • 14:07 Tory accuses Bercow of dodging Clerk questions House of Commons

    Tory accuses Bercow of dodging Clerk questions House of Commons

    Conservative backbenchers have renewed the pressure on John Bercow over his preferred candidate to be Clerk of the House. The Commons Speaker yesterday said he would carry out a “moderate pause” in the process to replace Sir Robert Roge... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 1st September
  • 18:00 Bercow open to Mills select committee appearance House of Commons

    Bercow open to Mills select committee appearance House of Commons

    John Bercow has said he will allow MPs to scrutinise his choice of Commons Clerk, after caving in to pressure to "pause" the appointment of Australian Carol Mills. The Speaker told the House today he had a "preference for separating the ... Continue to article

  • 14:30 Bercow mocked over Commons Clerk role as he calls for a pause House of Commons

    Bercow mocked over Commons Clerk role as he calls for a pause House of Commons

    John Bercow was mocked by members of Parliament today when he announced that a pause would be taken while the views of MPs are considered in the appointment of the Commons Clerk. The Speaker has come under criticism for his planned appoi... Continue to article

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Stories involving John Bercow

MPs not warned over Clerk CCTV allegations

MPs were not warned about the links of the Commons Clerk candidate to an alleged row over CCTV ‘spying’, it has emerged.

The Times reports that head-hunters who recommended Carol Mills for the role did not flag up any concerns about allegations that her office in Australia misused CCTV. She denies the claims.

Speaker John Bercow has paused the process of appointing someone to the position while concerns are addressed.


Bercow: My critics are snobs

John Bercow has labelled his critics as "snobs and bigots" in a new Radio 4 documentary. The Speaker also defended his wife Sally, arguing it was wrong to expect a wife to "walk a few paces behind her husband" and keep her own opinions to herself.


Commons reviewing  fig tree deal

The House of Commons is seeking a cheaper contract for the fig trees in Portcullis House that have cost taxpayers £400,000 to maintain.

 

Authorities are looking into “alternative funding arrangements” following a House of Commons Commissions on Monday night.

 

Speaker John Bercow told The House magazine he was “horrified” by the discovery last week.


Bercow: Critics are embittered

John Bercow has hit out at his critics in the House of Commons, describing them as "embittered and resentful".

In an interview with the World at One, the Speaker of the House said: "If people are fair-minded they should not three years on be sulking about who won", accusing those who briefed against him of bearing a "grudge".

"They have either vocalised their opinion in public or have constantly briefed against me behind the scenes," he said. "I have of course an idea about who some of these people are. And I think it is a sadness, a sadness for them that they are so embittered and resentful."


Bercow: Voters disillusioned

Commons Speaker John Bercow has said voters feel disillusioned with the three big parties because they are "quite similar" and there "isn't a huge choice". Mr Bercow told Sky News voters are "despairing" because they feel they have not got what they voted for.


Bercow 'horrified' by Commons fig trees

David Cameron has backed Speaker Bercow in calling for an end to a £400,000 contract for Commons fig trees.

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said he agrees with the Speaker's comments and that the House of Commons, like the rest of the public sector, should be cost-conscious.

He added: "All parts of the public sector need to be looking at where they can find savings. I don't see any reason why Parliament shouldn't."

Speaker Bercow has said he is "horrified" by the contract for fig trees and wants it terminated as soon as possible.

In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with PoliticsHome's sister publication The House magazine, the Speaker also defended the practice of having prayers in the Commons before sittings, saying they were a "positive" for the House.