Whoever’s idea it was it was a mistake
The basic fact is that you don’t launch moves like this unless you are going to win. I’ve never been a fan of Bercow but to use what amounted to procedural trickery flew in the face of the way the House operates.
Whatâ€™s clear is that he emerges stronger from this failed attempt. He’s now there as long as he wants.
Surely the best thing would have been to have done this in the open winning support for an idea that Bercow himself had called for in the past.
I only wish I’d got on the Bercow will survive bets.
UK-wide @panelbase poll out tonight: CON 34% LAB 34% UKIP 15% GRN 6% LD 5%. Only 8% think UK politicians less corrupt now than 20 yrs ago.
— PanelbasePolitical (@PanelbaseMD) March 26, 2015