Don't be a Zombie
One of the joys of British politics is the sheer madness of our
politicians; we have plenty of nutters, lets be honest. By contrast,
Britain has a long history of splendid, dignified, traditions that should
guarantee the holders of public office also behave with dignity, or gravitas; but it doesn’t.
Want to look for the nutters? No better place than the House of
Commons, with its members, and chief among them, Speaker of the House.
The Hon. John Bercow, elected in 2009, by his fellow MP’s is a the
latest example; torrents of outrage and abuse ensued when our
Speaker announced that he would not invite President Donald Trump to
address the House if he visits this country.
|Speaker, Mr John Bercow
Given the torrents of vitriol that began with the President’s election
from residents of the United Kingdom, (and elsewhere) I am amused to
read that various Members of Parliament became so offended that they
called for Mr Bercow’s resignation.
It seems that the Speaker crossed over the line of Impartiality.
In theory the Speaker is party neutral, and John Bercow is now listed
as ‘no party affiliation’. But he was a Conservative MP, and I am
sure that his heart and mind will be Tory to the end. Maybe not his most
glorious moment, but not the end of democracy either.
I quote Mr Duddridge "I think there will be a vote of no confidence and I think he will go. “
Daily Telegraph 2017/02/12
No, I’ve never heard of this MP, and I don’t expect we will hear of him
again. After that many and various crimes were cited.
Financial Irregularity – more than one MP is guilty of that, nothing new
How Mr Bercow voted in the EU referendum – It was either Yes or No wasn’t it?
|A target of censure?
As his office said, he is entitled to vote, and nothing to do with his role
as Speaker. Politics attracts many extroverts, nutcases, and idealists,
and it makes for a rich mix.
It is a mix we should all enjoy and keep alive, so sod anyone who
longs for political correctness which adds up to a living death, and do
you want to be a zombie?
The members who voted John Bercow into this post knew very well the
sort of Speaker they would get, of course they did.
No good moaning about it now, got what they paid for wouldn’t you
As the MP, John Whittingdale told the Telegraph , “John was elected with a very firm pledge that he wouldn't stay for more than eight or nine years, and we are pretty much getting close to the end of the that period. So, I wouldn't expect him to stay for much longer."
Dream on sunshine, dream on.
None of you will be surprised to hear that at the time of writing, John
Bercow is, guess what? Still the Speaker of the House.