(Original post by jackcade)
Bercow was made speaker in 2009 by Labour votes. He has long been seen as not loyal to the Conservative leadership. Should he have been replaced?
Was there ever a point when there was sufficient Commons support to get rid of him?
He has been less deferential to weak governments than other Speakers have been to strong governments.
The two Speakers who presided over weak governments between 1974 and 1979 were Speaker Lloyd and Speaker Thomas. Speaker Lloyd was seen as rather ineffectual. Thomas was seen as too deferential to Government and the reaction was that the next Speaker, Speaker Weatherill was chosen because he was perceived to be a very strong defender of backbench rights.
The key thing that Bercow has achieved is to reverse the decline of leading ministers answering to the Commons. Theresa May has probably spent a greater proportion of her time in the Commons answering for her policies than any PM since Churchill.
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Last edited by nulli tertius; 2 weeks ago
Bercow is, and has always been, a massive ******* who is far too self obsessed to be in a position of any power. He has overstepped the mark on this occasion though, wouldn't it be wonderful if there were a legal cjchallen against his remainer biased ruling which prevented the Grieve amendment to be enacted, won't happen of course