Monday, 20 February 2017

The Far From Famous Five


They are Duddridge, Daniel Kawczynski, Alec Shelbrooke, Karl McCartney and Andrew Bridgen. 

Quite.

But The Dud is holding out for "as many as 23". 

There are 650 members of the House of Commons.

6 comments:

  1. As Peter Oborne says it's unforgivable and to Labours eternal shame that they haven't supported this.

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    1. Why? Most of the Tories haven't, either.

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  2. Because as Oborne wrote:"" Mr Corbyn has been in Parliament for three decades. He, of all people, knows the importance of a genuinely impartial Speaker who stands above the fray and expresses the collective will of the House of Commons.""

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    1. This motion is supported by one one-hundred-and-thirtieth of the House of Commons. The contrary view is indeed the collective will of that House.

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  3. I thought James Duddridge said he had cross-party support for his motion of ‘no confidence’ in John Bercow? The five who have signed are all Tories.

    The Telegraph story also tries to suggest that MPs are out-of-step with the public because an ICM poll showed 32 per cent of people wanted the Speaker removed. But the poll showed 30 per cent wanted him to stay in place, while 38 per cent didn’t know (or didn’t care).

    What’s the margin for error on public opinion polls? Plus or minus three per cent? So the poll doesn’t actually reveal anything at all – does it?

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    1. Not a thing.

      Bercow has won this. Making him unassailable. If he wanted to be, then he could be Speaker for life.

      Five people? Or even 23? I ask you!

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