John Bercow: five memorable moments from a decade as Speaker


We’ve all noticed in recent
months a sticker on your
car making derogatory
comments about Brexit.
No. This is a serious
point about partiality.
Have you driven that car with
the sticker there?
That sticker, on the subject of Brexit,
happens to be affixed to
or in the windscreen of
my wife’s car.
She is entitled to her views.
That sticker is not mine
and that’s the end of it.
Order.
_ Is a noble and learned lady,
the baroness whatever it is.
I can’t remember what it is here.
Newgy.
We do not address people
by the titles of their spouses.
– Hear hear.
The shadow foreign secretary
has a name.
And it’s not lady something.
We know what her name is
and it is inappropriate and
frankly sexist to speak
in those terms.
Before the imposition of
the migrant ban
I would myself have been
strongly opposed
to an address by president Trump
in Westminster Hall
After the imposition
of the migrant ban
by President Trump,
I am even more strongly
opposed to an address by
president Trump in Westminster Hall
As far as this place is concerned,
I feel very strongly that our opposition
to racism and to sexism,
and our support for equality
before the law and
an independent judiciary
are hugely important considerations
In the House of Commons.
[applause]
When an opposition member
found that you had called me
a stupid woman you did not
apologise in this chamber.
I’ll deal with the point.
I dealt with that matter
months ago in remarks
that I made to the House of
Commons to which
the right honourable lady and
our various meetings since
has made no reference
and which requires from
the chair today no
elaboration whatsoever.
elaboration whatsoever.
This is not however a
a normal part prorogation
It is not difficult.
It is not standard.
It’s one of the longest
for decades and it represents,
not just in the minds of many
colleagues but huge numbers
of people outside an
active executive fiat.
I completely understand why
very large numbers of members
Are much more comfortable
staying where they are.
Mr Stewart, if you don’t
like it you are perfectly entitled
to your view.
I couldn’t give a flying
flamingo what your view is.
Thank you very much indeed.
Thank you very much indeed.

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