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John Bercow – who rebuked SNP MPs for clapping in the Commons – says it is up to MPs to lift the applause ban.
Speaking at the Edinburgh Festival, the Commons Speaker said: “If the House wants to change its procedures, it can, if they vote to do so.”
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Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has accused the government of using legislative small print to hide its policy reversal on fracking in important wildlife sites. 343 more words
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Mr Speaker: Emulating Strangford brevity, perhaps, I call Mr Greg Mulholland.
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West) (LD): Thank you, Mr Speaker.
John Bercow has a black belt in politely slapping down belligerent MPs.
But even he loses his rag occasionally.
This time, it was Liberal Democrat MP Greg Mulholland who drew the ire of the House of Commons Speaker. 144 more words
The following piece presents the research findings of a final year undergraduate dissertation based at the University of Hull.
By Ben Goldsborough
Speaker John Bercow has repeatedly reaffirmed his belief that increased use of Urgent Questions (UQs) in the chamber of the House of Commons has made… 1,052 more words