Tags » John Bercow

Diary Day 489: the Kafkaesque tale goes on.

My #Remainer’s Diary Day 489: it was reported that John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, speaking at a reception, warned that there were “threats to representative democracy that should concern us”. 545 more words



I booked a hostel in Porto, Portugal but something happened with the train and it wasn’t leaving. Frustrated, and with five days until my flight from Lisbon to Venice, I made the game-time decision to go south to Sevilla. 1,330 more words

John Bercow as Commons Speaker, welcome to President Obama on 5th May 2011

Mr President, ladies and gentlemen. History is more than the path left by the past. It influences the present and can shape the future. We meet today in Westminster Hall, a building begun nine hundred years ago, when the Vikings were visiting the shores of what would become the United States, even if it was Columbus who would subsequently demonstrate the politician’s art of arriving late but claiming all the credit. 225 more words

British Politics

John Bercow's speech explaining why Donald Trump is not welcome at Westminster on 6th February 2017

A point of order, Mr. Stephen Doughty

~ Thank you, Mr. Speaker
Mr. Speaker, have you noted the deep concern that’s expressed by members from across the house both in the 170 who have signed Early Day Motion and 890, those who don’t sign EDM but made their views known publicly over the past week regarding the potential offering of the honor of a speech to both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall or indeed elsewhere in the Palace of Westminster and i wondered Mr. 422 more words

British Politics

John Bercow's speech on Student Finance, Opposition Day in the House of Commons on 4th November 1997

My former hon. Friend, Mr. Malone, was an outstanding Member of Parliament, and I am certain that, after 20 November, he will be so once again. 853 more words

British Politics

Why John Bercow Is a Hero

The Speaker of Britain’s House of Commons, John Bercow, has come in for a lot of flack over the years, mainly from his fellow Conservatives. But he has proved himself to be a hero in the way that he maintains debating standards in the chamber and is unafraid to stand up to bullies. 191 more words

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow visits Parliamentary Studies Class

The Politics team at Canterbury Christ Church University were delighted to host The Rt Hon John Bercow, current Speaker of the House of Commons, on Thursday 30 November 2017. 323 more words