Tuesday, 12 May 2009

The Speaker must go

For too long he's been the defender of the Labour regime, ticking off MPs who ask fully legitimate questions but doesn't expect ministers to give an honest answer, or a relevant answer. He did not defend Parliament in the Damian Green case, and his behaviour towards MPs such as Kate Hoey yesterday was, to be honest, shocking.

He fails to represent or respect Parliament, and Douglas Carswell has tabled a motion of no confidence in him. I hope, for the country's sake, that it succeeds. I also like his idea of a secret ballot - this motion may end up in the hands of whips, but the election of a Speaker certainly shouldn't.

And read The Plan if you haven't already.

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