John Bercow

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…

John Bercow was right to criticise Donald Trump

7 February 2017 8:49

John Bercow has taken a lot of flak for his comments about Donald Trump. The Speaker has been accused of…

What the papers say: Why Bercow was wrong – or right – to speak out about Trump

7 February 2017 8:30

John Bercow has grabbed the headlines this morning with his pronouncement on Donald Trump’s state visit. But was he right…

John Bercow should have kept his trap shut about Donald Trump

7 February 2017 7:23

John Bercow is a little chap, and no harm in that, but does he really need to grandstand about his…

John Bercow’s grandstanding over Donald Trump isn’t befitting of his office

6 February 2017 17:40

John Bercow has just declared that he will oppose an invitation for Donald Trump to speak in either Westminster Hall…

‘Kiss a ginger’ day falls flat in the Commons

12 January 2017 18:16

This week John Bercow suggested a Labour MP was in need of an ASBO after she jeered Theresa May a little…

Watch: John Bercow scolds Labour MP for her anti-social behaviour

11 January 2017 13:09

Although PMQs turned out to be a muted affair on the Tory benches, Labour MPs were on boisterous form when…

Watch: John Bercow slaps down SNP MP for unstatesman-like behaviour

12 October 2016 15:57

Since the — fast depleting — SNP 56 descended on Parliament last year, there have been a number of incidents — from clapping in…

John Bercow on sleeping arrangements in the Speaker’s House

21 September 2016 13:21

To describe John Bercow and his wife Sally’s marriage as colourful, could be seen to be an understatement. The Speaker’s…

Tories pledge not to contest by-election after Jo Cox killing

17 June 2016 13:43

There are few moments in politics when parties put aside their differences to come together. Yesterday’s tragic events in Birstall…

Watch: John Bercow takes Bernard Jenkin to task in the Commons

23 May 2016 15:40

Although Bernard Jenkin tabled an urgent question today, the Conservative politician didn’t seem to feel any sense of urgency when it came…

Today in audio: Bored Bercow lashes out

1 March 2016 16:48

John Bercow hit out at Greg Hands for his ‘long-winded, boring and unnecessary’ answer in the Commons: Ken Livingstone said…