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Many tears, profuse sadness.

He will leave on Oct 31, or immediately if the House approves an early general election.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49639828
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Bercow is an excellent speaker, and has been a bulwark of parliamentary democracy during a period of unprecedented crisis. While his leadership was and is excellent, his managing style for staff, which have led to allegations of bullying, has left a rather unpleasant taste. Nonetheless, he was one of this country's finest Speakers, and he deserves a great deal of respect for continuing to carry out that role in an era when most politicians would have flinched from the responsibilities of the position.
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(Original post by JanusGodofDoors)
Bercow is an excellent speaker, and has been a bulwark of parliamentary democracy during a period of unprecedented crisis. While his leadership was and is excellent, his managing style for staff, which have led to allegations of bullying, has left a rather unpleasant taste. Nonetheless, he was one of this country's finest Speakers, and he deserves a great deal of respect for continuing to carry out that role in an era when most politicians would have flinched from the responsibilities of the position.
In the eyes of Remainers maybe, impartial to Brexit he certainly isn't. One down, an entire swamp to go.
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(Original post by JanusGodofDoors)
Bercow is an excellent speaker, and has been a bulwark of parliamentary democracy during a period of unprecedented crisis. While his leadership was and is excellent, his managing style for staff, which have led to allegations of bullying, has left a rather unpleasant taste. Nonetheless, he was one of this country's finest Speakers, and he deserves a great deal of respect for continuing to carry out that role in an era when most politicians would have flinched from the responsibilities of the position.
I think he has been a decent Speaker and much needed change from the likes of Martin, who was both dull and effectively a servant of the Labour front bench.

He has been partisan recently; and he gave another jab at the Govt in his speech. Referring to the Govt's whip being excessive and seemingly being sympathetic to the rebels kicked out of the Tory party. Given he's the Speaker and certainly no longer a member of the Party, it's not really his place to be offering comments on it.
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Betty Boothroyd was the last proper Speaker and in one aspect she would have begged to differ from the Squeaker's conduct: she would never be seen driving a car with either a Leave or Remain slogan on it. She would have taken it down and there's much more she has disagreed with since her retirement, Gorbals Mick wasn't knighted and it will be interesting to see if the sanctimonious dwarf gets one. If it's up to Remainers, it's a cert.
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Pity, he was rather fun as speaker.
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https://youtu.be/mDGbbChjRgk
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Then JRM to walk in doing the Billy Strut.
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