Enough is Enough – “Actions speak louder than words”
We call on the Speaker of the House, Mr John Bercow, to resign from his position as it now has become untenable for him to remain in the position.
According to the rule book (Erskine May), Parliament’s trusted ‘bible’, Paragraph 4.23
Duties of the Speaker of the House “Confidence in the impartiality of the Speaker is an indispensable condition of the successful working of procedure, and many conventions exist which have as their object not only to ensure the impartiality of the Speaker but also to ensure that that impartiality is generally recognised.”
We give below many reasons why we believe the Speaker of the House, Mr. John Bercow, has not only brought disrepute to the privileged position, but by his bias actions and behaviour, undemocratically opposed the majority will of the Electorate.
- Most of Mr. Bercow’s rulings are supposedly politically neutral but they are more akin to his arrogant public display of ‘Bollocks to Brexit’; a sticker supposedly left by his wife on his car windscreen but one which he did not remove.
- Due to many MPs in Parliament trying to thwart the result to Leave the European Union by the Electorate, he sided undemocratically with them and said “And if there is an attempt to circumvent, to bypass or – God forbid– to close down Parliament; that is anathema to me and I will fight it with every bone in my body to stop that happening.”
- Said publicly “The one thing I feel strongly about is that the House of Commons must have its way. Yet it is fact that the decision taken by the majority of the Electorate has been ignored.
- Apparent to all sides in Parliament that this Speaker has little or no interest in impartiality on the issue of Brexit. Margaret Beckett MP, Labour, let the cat out of the bag some time ago, when Bercow accused of bullying, ‘Brexit trumps poor behaviour’ she said.
- Told Students in Reading that he voted Remain and thought it was better to stay in the European Union than not. In his position, he should show total impartiality publicly – a cornerstone of British democracy.
- Media stated that “John Bercow has been accused of plotting to pressure the Queen to oust Boris Johnson as Prime Minister”.
- ‘The Commons Speaker has told MPs who want to delay or prevent Brexit that he would help them to install a government of national unity if they pass a vote of no confidence in Johnson” (The Times).
- In a speech in Edinburgh, Mr. Bercow said “will fight with every breath in my body” to stop any attempt by the Prime Minister to suspend Parliament in order to deliver Brexit on October 31.
- Said “And Parliament will be heard and nobody is going to get away as far as I am concerned with stopping that happening.” Parliament has been heard ad nauseam.
The Electorate voted Leave and he, along with others in Parliament have caused damage to businesses and people’s lives by not carrying through on a democratically held Referendum result.
- Failing to deal with Dame Laura’s Cox report on bullying and harassment in Parliament and himself accused of bullying behaviour
- Chairpersons and MPs of Committees and FDA Union stand down because of his lack of leadership.
- Two MPs have previously called a motion of no confidence in the Speaker.
- Covered up alcohol problems in Westminster Bars which is subsidised by the taxpayer
- Suggested that Eastern European immigrants have more ‘aptitude and commitment’ to work than British people.
- His expenses – at the height of the scandal – he racked up £172 bill being chauffeur-driven to a conference just 0.7 miles from Parliament. Spent £367 taking a car to Luton to deliver a speech on how MPs were restoring reputation after expenses scandal!
- Spent thousands of pounds wining and dining fellow MPs – including £2,000 on a ‘standing down’ dinner for his former deputy. A taxpayer funded £37,000 portrait of himself
- Bercow stated ‘an address to both Houses of Parliament is not an automatic right, it is an earned honour,’ and that Mr. Trump’s “racism and sexism” meant that he did not deserve this honour. How Mr. Trump is perceived by Mr. Bercow personally is irrelevant to a state visit of a democratically elected President. Mr. Bercow is insulting the majority of US Citizens. The hypocrisy of Mr. Bercow holds no bounds as he previously welcomed foreign leaders including China’s Xi Jinping and the Emir of Qatar. The speaker of the House is the highest authority of the House of Commons and a privileged position and should always remain politically impartial.
- He has no idea whether he will be speaking for a majority of the House of Commons, and this is why the Speaker does not express their opinion. If they do, then they cannot remain neutral and above the political fray.
- Even Conor Bums, Conservative criticised him for grandstanding over Mr. Trump