John Bercow has got himself in trouble with Tories again by threatening to block Trump speaking in Westminster Hall and then noting that he voted to “Remain”. A bunch of Tories are racking up the pressure by talking of no-confidence¬† but

the job of the Speaker is not to be impartial between the Government and the Opposition, but to be the speaker for the Commons, against the Government.

Bercow’s pursuit and enthusiasm for this part of the job has earned him many friend on the backbenches from MPs of all colours and many enemies in the Tory Party from Government ministers and those that aspire to be so. He should see this one off.


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