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Nadine Dorries
Posted Wednesday, 20 May 2009 at 17:56

A very senior member of the Labour party has told me that the party, almost en masse, will be voting for Bercow.

It means they can do the honourable thing and vote for a Conservative and not be seen to be partisan, "because Bercow's not really a Conservative anyway".

He said that the reason Michael Martin had failed was because he had become isolated, he had no friends. The reason Labour wont vote for Frank is because, he reckons, Frank is already isolationist and has no friends and therefore is already out of touch with the House.

I asked him how that logic worked as John Bercow could be described as isolationist also. "Ah, yes, but that doesn't matter because he's a Tory"?




John Wood said:
Responded: Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Presumably because Guido doesn't want him!
Grumpy Old Man said:
Responded: Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Nad. It couldn't possibly because of the fact that Bercow is top of the troughers and therefore likely to maintain as much secrecy as possible about corruption, could it? This is yet another example of Labour's scorched earth policy and a reminder of how truly corrupt they are. It really depends on how subservient Bercow's local assn is, and how committed Dave is to the anticorruption campaign. If ever there was a case for desel ection, it's Bercow.
Ron said:
Responded: Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Surely the position of Speaker should be held by someone Honourable? [As in reputation, not title.]
Brian E. said:
Responded: Wednesday, 20 May 2009
THis is why I believe that each new parliament should elect its own speaker, not have one foisted on them by the previous parliament. No other organisation that I can think off would the organising committee accept having to have a chairman appointed by their predecessors
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 21 May 2009
Erm... Brian E., they do. The speaker is reelected at the start of each parliament. Take a look here: Getting some fact involved in this mess would be nice.
BOF2BS said:
Responded: Thursday, 21 May 2009
I lobby for the interim solutiion whereby Ann Widde- combe an' Widde-go! Tehe
Grytpype-thynne said:
Responded: Thursday, 21 May 2009
Bercow would be a disaster.Another blogger described him as being"like Alan Duncan but 50 times worse".He is a trougher himself and seems to have no core beliefs.My nomination would be Frank Field
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