Diminutive shouty man in a gown John Bercow was pleased as Punch to find himself on the front page of most papers yesterday after he single-handedly decided that a democratically elected US President should not be allowed to speak in Parliament. (So pleased, that he crowed to Tory minister Sajid Javid that he got more coverage in the papers than Javid’s White Paper on housing).
It evidently matters little that Bercow has pandered to leaders of oppressive or illiberal regimes including North Korea, Kuwait and Indonesia. As a reasonable man, though, Bercow told any disgruntled MPs that if they didn’t disagree with him, then “so be it.”
Bercow’s red-faced emotional incontinence was totally inappropriate stain on the office of Speaker in what is just the latest in regular episodes of vulgar virtue-signalling to suck up to the anti-Tory mob.
This pint-sized Pol Pot should watch his back. He’ll have to make way for the magnificent Mogg sooner or later.