John Bercow

Bercow admits calling Andrea Leadsom ‘stupid’

21 May 2018 17:13

John Bercow has finally spoken out over reports alleging that he called Andrea Leadsom a ‘stupid woman’ in the Chamber…

How long can John Bercow hang on?

18 May 2018 17:18

How long can John Bercow hang on for as Speaker of the House of Commons? In recent months, he has…

Watch: Former Bercow staffer – ‘There was bullying’

2 May 2018 0:05

Although John Bercow once said he would only serve as Commons Speaker for only nine years, the Conservative MP has…

John Bercow should keep his opinions to himself

28 March 2018 14:59

Late on in PMQs today, Joanna Cherry, an SNP MP, asked Theresa May about the case of a Syrian refugee…

Bercow’s ‘bollocks to Brexit’ sticker disgraces his office

13 March 2018 11:36

‘I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak, in this place, but as the house is pleased to…

Watch: John Bercow gives the Chancellor a ticking off – ‘stick to your abacus!’

27 February 2018 12:10

Oh dear. It’s no secret that there is little love lost between the Conservatives and the Speaker. John Bercow rarely…

Does John Bercow think politics is illegal?

21 February 2018 15:39

The Speaker decided that he should be the star-turn at PMQs, descending from his high chair and delivered one his longest ever speeches

The John Bercow guide to understanding women

30 October 2017 20:40

As Parliament sleaze dominated Commons business today, John Bercow told MPs ‘there is a need for change’ – describing allegations of…

Watch: John Bercow’s strange Scottish turn

23 October 2017 17:41

Oh dear. Although John Bercow has a penchant for winding up Conservative MPs in the Chamber, he also has a…

Tina Stowell is right – going tieless could magnify class division in parliament 

7 August 2017 11:58

John Bercow’s decision to allow MPs in the House of Commons to dispense with ties has been hailed by some as a…

Spotted: John Bercow back in the Royal Box at Wimbledon

13 July 2017 17:52

Wimbledon wouldn’t be Wimbledon without strawberries and cream, Pimms and…John Bercow in the Royal Box. The speaker of the House…

John Bercow picks on the Hon Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

30 March 2017 12:12

In the excitement of the Prime Minister’s Article 50 statement — and the subsequent SNP row over heckling — yesterday,…

Tory MP’s Bercow plot fails to land a blow

21 February 2017 16:04

After John Bercow announced in the House of Commons that he would block any calls for President Trump to speak in Westminster…

The Stop Trump protests are the ultimate virtue signal

20 February 2017 16:56

This afternoon, across Britain, the most pro-establishment demo of modern times will take place. Sure, the Stop Trump protesters gathering…

For the sake of Britain’s constitution, will everyone please shut up?

18 February 2017 10:00

One of the striking features of Britain’s unwritten constitution is how it relies on various people keeping their opinions to…

The Spectator podcast: Isis’s last stand

16 February 2017 11:28

On this week’s podcast, we discuss what the end of Isis means for a fragile Middle East, debate whether John Bercow…

John Bercow must be saved from the paroxysms of Parliament’s angry men

13 February 2017 19:36

John Bercow is a curious little poppet. He’s come a long way since his spotty days of undergraduate hangem’n’floggery in the…

Ken Loach’s Bafta’s diatribe shows he is stuck in the past

13 February 2017 10:49

Ken Loach, who seems to defy the rule that you get more right-wing as you get older, used his Bafta acceptance…

What the papers say: The John Bercow row rumbles on

13 February 2017 8:20

John Bercow has insisted that admitting he backed ‘Remain’ in the EU referendum doesn’t compromise his politically neutrality. Some MPs, like Tom…

Why do liberal lefties cling to these unlikely heroes such as Bercow?

12 February 2017 18:47

The BBC again. A profile of the speaker, John Bercow, for Radio Four. His  pet cat is called ‘Order’ –…

John Bercow’s Trump intervention was out of order

11 February 2017 10:00

As we have been reminded this week, the most famous words (apart from ‘Order, order’) ever uttered by a Speaker…

Motion of no confidence in Bercow tabled

9 February 2017 18:24

The Tory backbencher James Duddridge has formally tabled a motion of no confidence in the Speaker John Bercow. Duddridge’s attempt…

Knives out for Bercow

8 February 2017 19:19

This week John Bercow was accused of double standards after he announced that he would not allow President Trump to address…

What the papers say: John Bercow the ‘pipsqueak’ and Sajid Javid’s missed opportunity

8 February 2017 8:42

John Bercow has defended his comments about Donald Trump by saying his remarks were made ‘honestly and honourably’. Today’s editorials,…

John Bercow consistently voted for the Iraq war. He’s a colossal hypocrite, not a hero

7 February 2017 13:11

The Twitter-cheering for John Bercow, the transformation of him into a Love, Actually-style hero of British middle-class probity against a…