Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

United Kingdom

Making Bercow a Lord is “out of order”, claim Tories

Former Commons Speaker John Bercow

Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to hand a peerage to former Commons Speaker John Bercow may be scuppered unless joins he joins the Labour Party.

It’s said Mr Corbyn wants to include the controversial Mr Bercow in his nominations for the dissolution honours list.


Downing Street, however, has been quick to point out that Mr Corbyn might be “out of order”.

Constitutional experts say that Mr Bercow – elected to the House in 1997 as a Conservative MP – needs to be a Labour member before his nomination can be considered.

Even then, a Number 10 source said, “no one in this government will be rushing to give Bercow a peerage”.

As Speaker, Mr Bercow made Commons’ debates about Brexit incredibly difficult for the Leave group.

On retiring he was the first Speaker for 230 years not to be immediately made a Lord.









Latest Tweets


You May Also Like

United Kingdom

Film director Ridley Scott has recalled the death of actor Oliver Reed while making the Oscar winning blockbuster Gladiator. Scott said hard-drinking Reed “just...


The controversial Russian businessman Viktor Baturin, well-known for his years-long counterstanding with his wealthy sister Elena, widow of Moscow ex-mayor Yuri Luzhkov, is likely...

United Kingdom

The Tremeloes. Dave Munden centre Dave Munden the Tremeloes drummer – and often lead singer – with the 60s chart toppers has died. He...

United Kingdom

The Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback. The ubiquitous 70s beer was a bland fizzing bitter ridiculed by many. The drink’s insipidness helped...