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The wrong man is in the chair at this crucial stage

Jan 10, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)
Board and Executive Moves

This was John Bercow's great moment and he was enjoying it immensely. With the House of Commons in turmoil, the Speaker was demonstrating his power and authority. At issue was whether he should have accepted an amendment to a government motion that allowed MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit to inflict another defeat on Theresa May.

"I am not setting myself up against the Government. I am championing the rights of the House of Commons," he said portentously at the height of yesterday's furore....