John Bercow’s bloated ego used to be written off as just tiresome but it’s serious – The Sun

WON’T somebody rid us of this troublesome Speaker?

John Bercow has spent months putting centuries of Parliamentary convention through the shredder with one goal in mind: to stop Brexit and overturn the largest democratic vote in our history.

The Speaker’s role demands impartiality. Our fragile “unwritten constitution” relies on the good faith of individuals. Bercow’s bias risks the whole thing collapsing.

Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised that this political pygmy has now shamelessly decided to stay on.

He didn’t resign when it became apparent he’d allowed a bullying culture to prosper under his watch.

He didn’t resign when he was accused of physically intimidating staff.

Nor did he go when he appeared to call a female Cabinet Minister — who has risen to heights he can only dream of — a stupid woman.

According to tradition, Speakers have to be dragged to the Chair by MPs. With this one they’ll have to take the Chair out of the Commons with him still in it before we see the back of him.

For years, Bercow’s bloated ego was written off as just tiresome Parliamentary panto from a man so painfully self-centred he would have been in the first lifeboat off the Titanic. But the consequences now could not be more serious.

This odious toad is turning democracy upside down.

Basket case

IF the anti-Brexit lobby think dragging Boris to court will hurt him politically, they’re more deluded than we thought.

It’ll only serve to remind Leave voters — who, in case anybody forgot, represent most of the public — that BoJo and the campaign took on an establishment hell-bent against Brexit. And won.

The case is a waste of time and energy.

If we did want the courts to start deciding what’s fair game in politics, there are plenty of others who would be in the dock.

George Osborne’s predictions of mass unemployment? The rest of the Project Fear merchants?

The only winners if the courts get involved would be those with the deepest pockets.

Skill repute

IT’S a damning verdict on our education and training that we’ve had to expand our skills shortage list for foreign workers.

Web designers? Vets? Can we not train our own?

Let’s be clear: it’s a wonderful vote of confidence in this country that the best and the brightest want to come here. They’re more than welcome.

But as this move proves, we need to get our own house in order.

Do any of the Tory leadership candidates have a plan?

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