It’s best thought of as a contagion that spreads across the divide between parties and factions.
Hannah White, of the Institute for Government, refers in passing to “the UK’s infamous ‘unwritten’ constitution”. What is “infamous” about it?
There is scant sympathy for Bercow, but his complaints echo some of those during the Paterson row.
Guilty of bullying and banned for life from Parliament; a grim denouement to an abysmal term in the Chair.
The Speaker recognises that formal attire serves an important purposes, for legislator and official alike. If only his predecessors had done so.
By reminding backbenchers of manifesto commitments on debt control, he is squaring up for battles to come over the spending review.
The process of leaving brutally exposed some of the UK’s shortcomings. But a Remain vote would have hid them, not solved them.
Former Speaker says “in terms of values the Labour Party is preferable to the Conservative Party”.
It despises the very values of patriotism and economic self-improvement that made people like my grandparents vote for them.
The disruption to Parliament from Covid-19 has obscured and delayed the important work of undoing the damage wrought by his Speakership.
When his family fell on hard times, education made the difference. Were there to be a vacancy in that department, he would be an obvious candidate.
No self-respecting democracy could accept the sort of concessions demanded by the victor after a war had been won.
For the Party to take it off him is one thing; for the Government to recast the committee, or try to, would be quite another.
Let’s say that Patel did, on occasion, shout – or lose her temper. Should that really be deemed unacceptable?