John Bercow snubbed in New Years Honours Watch
I have to agree. Whether you like him or hate him, I don't think it's easy to deny that he was one of the most biased speakers of the last century and made it difficult for Her Majesty's government to govern as it saw fit wherever possible. I think he'll be given a peerage eventually (probably after Dominic Cummings is out of the way!) but this silent snubbing of Bercow is quite amusing to watch!!
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Resignations honours for May took two months
You also have that neither NiMo, nor Goldsmith received their peerages
That’s true but both Betty Boothroyd and Michael Martin assumed their offices in the House of Lords within two months of their terms as Speaker ending.
This Government now has a track record of unattributable briefings threatening this, that and the other, that then isn’t reflected in the public announcements.
I think Bercow will get his peerage. He might not have done if May was still PM.
The only reason he quit was he knew his days was numbered, either by the Tories contesting his seat or MPs voting him out the chair. He wants to go down as a great speaker, the champion of the backbenches (that's a joke) he didn't want to be remembered first speaker to be sacked by the electorate!
However dispite all this, unfortunately he will still get his peerage. It's going to be about the office not the man, john bercow will always be remembered but his place in the history books, will not read the way he wanted it too.
Were it an act in isolation, this would merely be amusing perhaps. It is not however likely to be. The judiciary will be 'reformed' so that Mr Johnson is not prevented from repeating the disgraceful attempt at prorogation. The BBC who are one of the few non-right wing media organisations will be financially crippled under the guise of decriminalisation of non-payment of the licence fee. To give two examples.
And do you feel that it should be a criminal offence to not pay for a service which you are forced to do so whether you use it or not?
The BBC should just show some adverts like everyone else.
The Speaker works on behalf of Parliament, not HMG.
It's mainly a tool for Westminster to look after their own.
I wonder if there are statistics that show what percentage of peers are former MPs compared to say doctors or other professions.
Its just par for the course, if your in parliament long enough you get a peerage.
Because it's mostly people who were just doing their jobs. But with a dose of political bias. Like this thread is about an exception where someone did do their job, but shockingly didnt get a gong because the powers what be didnt like them.
It was clear that he was biased when he retired and subsequently came out against the Government and Brexit.