Chaos in parliament as MPs stage protest over suspension

Harriet Harman to stand as Speaker of the House of Commons			 0					By		LLB Reporter		 		at				11:39

Harriet Harman to stand as Speaker of the House of Commons 0 By LLB Reporter at 11:39

The unusually long period between the ceremony of prorogation and the Queen's Speech on October 14 has provoked warnings about a lack of time to deal with Brexit matters ahead of the next deadline on October 31.

Asked about threats to Muslim women, he said: "We also have female Jewish MPs who are targeted no differently".

Speaker John Bercow was almost blocked from leaving his seat as Remainers attempted to sensationally block the proroguing of Parliament. He likes to think of himself as a reforming Speaker, yet he's been dogged by scandals and given up any pretence he is impartial.

Mr Bercow entered the parliament in 1997 and held several shadow ministerial positions before taking the Speaker's chair on June 22 2009, promising to serve "no more than nine years in total".

After announcing his resignation, he allowed MPs to vote on a highly contentious motion demanding access to the personal mobile phones of No 10 aides.

Seb Whale admitted he was "taken by surprise" at John Bercow's announcement he will stand down but knew "something was afoot" when he discovered Mr Bercow's wife, Sally, was in the Commons.

Over in the House of Lords both Labour and Liberal Democrat peers boycotted the ceremony in protest at the suspension of parliament. His hilarious interventions have made the last three years not only bearable but frankly enjoyable. This is a pledge that I intend to keep'.

However, nearly all Tories pointedly stayed seated and then quickly filed out of the chamber as Mr Bercow allowed gushing tributes from backbenchers drag on for nearly 90 minutes.

While Mr Bercow moves on to a new challenge, Coral has also offered the latest odds on the next Commons Speaker, with a Labour replacement touted.

Pro-Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage, one of the architects of the decision to leave the European Union, summed up the eurosceptic sentiment in a two-word tweet: "Good Riddance".

During his ten-year term, he has survived an outcry over expense claims - including costly use of official cars and overseas trips - and has faced allegations of bullying from former members of staff, which he has denied.

In recent months he came under fire for a series of controversial rulings in the chamber which were widely considered to favour Remain supporters.

In January, he came under pressure to resign after he was found to have a "Bollocks to Brexit" sticker in his auto window.

Latest News