Powered by

MPs fear Bercow will 'humiliate them or stop them speaking'

Jan 01, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

MPs are afraid of criticising John Bercow because they believe he will block them from speaking in the Commons or "humiliate" them, a senior Tory has claimed.

Maria Miller, the women and equalities select committee chairman, said "many people" had been on the "receiving end of the Speaker's displeasure".

"The reason people will not speak out is fear of the Speaker - and maybe they have just cause to be fearful of him," Mrs Miller added. "He controls your ability to be able to contrib...