Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Mr Speaker v Chief Whip

This ungainly altercation took place in the Chamber yesterday.

Conservative Chief Whip Patrick McLoughlin complained about the way Speaker Bercow had assisted Labour MPs, and then began to walk out of the Chamber as the Speaker reprimanded him.

And Headmaster Bercow smacks down the Chief Whip like a naughty schoolboy. It is demeaning, patronising and humiliating for a senior Government figure to endure such a rebuke.

Frankly, if His Grace were Chief Whip, he would be plotting a strategy to rid Parliament of this biased, inadequate and manifestly partisan Speaker.

And his wife.


Blogger JohnofEnfield said...

Grumpy not happy.

7 December 2010 at 23:58  
Anonymous Paladin said...

Absolutely shocking! We, the people, did not vote for this man to speak to our Government ministers like this. Who is he, other than an aberration of the system; a great system, but nonetheless, a system that also produces aberrations?

8 December 2010 at 00:12  
Anonymous euroscpetic gazett said...

The case of the missing posts is nearing solution your grace . However on this matter I perhaps have kind thoughts for Mr Mcloughlin , as Mr speaker has sometimes played it a little off I recall one mp being called boorish and he can certainly call some awkward tunes and bat them off with equally deft cunning .
looking at tonights news I dont know if the lib dems rally call was with kazoo or bazooka , which makes thursday live commons feed all the more interesting

8 December 2010 at 00:19  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

Bercow demeans the office of Speaker as much as George Thomas enhanced it.

When Thomas was Speaker, one MP made fun of an opposing MP’s accent and the mood of the House suddenly became dangerously tense. Rising to his feet, Thomas called for order and said, in his most lilting Welsh voice, ‘There are so many accents in this House, I only wish I had one myself.’ The House collapsed in laughter and Thomas had, unobtrusively but very effectively, averted trouble.

8 December 2010 at 00:32  
Blogger Gnostic said...

What a weapons grade tit Bercow is. Time for Mr Lynch to hire some party organisers I think...

8 December 2010 at 07:50  
Anonymous len said...

My comment just vanished!

8 December 2010 at 08:53  
Anonymous len said...

Some people should never be put in a position of power,my boss is one, Mr Bercow is obviously another!.

8 December 2010 at 08:54  
Blogger Graham Davis said...

Why do so many of you hate Bercow?

8 December 2010 at 09:14  
Anonymous Tony B said...

He's not one of them, presumably. He's a lower class type with upper middle class pretensions. How dare he.

Biased and Partisan? I thought he was a Tory. I would have thought his support Labour MPs demonstrates a lack of bias and partisanship. Perhaps your real complaint is that he isn't biased and partisan?

8 December 2010 at 09:46  
Blogger English Pensioner said...

It doesn't matter what anyone thinks about Bercow or Parliament, the whole set up is irrelevant now that we are governed from Brussels. Let them play their games!

8 December 2010 at 09:48  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

‘Tis amazing that we have this sort of behaviour in parliament.

How different it was 225 years ago when William Wilberforce, on this day, had a conversation with the former slave trader John Newton and changed, with William Pitt, the course of history.

In their day, as today, Christians were despised by fashionable society.

Amazing Grace!

8 December 2010 at 09:59  
Blogger Maturecheese said...

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8 December 2010 at 10:17  
Blogger Maturecheese said...

Hells teeth! Why complain about this odious individual when Cameron supported him in his re election against Nigel Farage. Clearly the leader of the Conservative party hasn't got the gonads to do anything about this poisonous pro NuLabour midget. If Cameron won't take action there is no point in us worrying about it especially as there are many more duplicitous characters in Parliament than just the Speaker. I lost any faith in our politicians years ago.

8 December 2010 at 10:21  
Blogger AncientBriton said...

Dreadful - but not short on humour:

8 December 2010 at 11:23  
Anonymous Preacher said...

Your Grace.
Judging by the number of times Herr Bercow shouted Order, his bar bill must have been enormous.
I hope nobody ordered large Brandy.

8 December 2010 at 12:40  
Blogger Ibrahimblogs said...

Ungainly altercation indeed!The Parliament needs to get rid of people like these!!

This is Ibrahim from Israeli Uncensored News

8 December 2010 at 12:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The People needs to get rid of Parliament like these!!

8 December 2010 at 15:12  
Blogger oldmaid said...

"Frankly, if His Grace were Chief Whip, he would be plotting a strategy to rid Parliament of this biased, inadequate and manifestly partisan Speaker."

YG tut tut...but totally agree :-)

My faviourite speaker was Betty Boothroyd.

Berscow is gutter material in comparison

8 December 2010 at 15:19  
Blogger Graham Davis said...

I repeat

Why do so many of you hate Bercow?

8 December 2010 at 17:21  
Anonymous bluedog said...

Mr Graham Davis @ 09.14 and 17.21, perhaps it goes like this. Napoleon was a small man and no friend of the UK Parliament. There is something absurdly Napoleonic about the demeanour of the Speaker, Bercow by name and berk by nature.


8 December 2010 at 19:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only Francis Urquart was real and still Chief Whip, then how would the Speaker respond?

8 December 2010 at 20:05  
Anonymous Hot for Sally said...

Sure, shaft Mr B, but leave his wife alone, alright.

She hot.

8 December 2010 at 20:27  
Blogger AncientBriton said...

Oldmaid, I am with you on Betty Boothroyd but George Thomas was in the same league. Pity Ann Widdecombe didn't make it a threesome.

8 December 2010 at 21:37  
Blogger Little Black Sambo said...

That ghastly tie is reason enough to hate him.

8 December 2010 at 22:10  
Anonymous jeremy hyatt said...

Specifically what is Bercow's wife, who so far as I know holds no public office, to be 'got rid' from?

A tad un-Christian?

11 December 2010 at 15:52  

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