TORIES are set to rip up years of convention and depose Speaker Bercow at the next election – after his furious blast at Michael Gove last night.
The Conservatives are getting ready to break with long-standing rules and line up a Brexiteer to take on the Commons Speaker in his Buckingham constituency, according to The Telegraph.
At the moment it’s a tradition that no other major party runs any candidate against the Speaker, giving them a clear shot at winning.
In 2010 only Nigel Farage, then Ukip leader, and several independent candidates ran against him.
This means there’s not a huge risk of the Speaker being booted out mid-way through their term in office.
But Speaker Bercow has been accused of bias and helping pro-Remain MPs from ripping up rules in the Commons to thwart Brexit.
Last night he got into a spat with Michael Gove – even using his children in a deeply personal attack on the MP.
The divisive Commons speaker ranted at Cabinet minister Mr Gove about his behaviour at the school gates.
He said: “I say to the Chancellor of the Duchy, that when he turns up at our school as a parent, he’s a very well-behaved fellow.
“He wouldn’t dare behave like that in front of [the school] and neither would I.”
He also got into a fresh ding-dong with the Speaker during the crunch debate where rebels seized control of Parliament.
He warned that the law risked “subverting Parliament’s proper role”.
But Mr Bercow snapped back: “I have sought to exercise my judgement…
“I will do it to the best of my ability without fear or favour – to coin a phrase, come what may, do or die.”
The use of Boris Johnson’s own catchphrase as an insult will have irritated the Government during a day of high tensions in the Commons.
He has been accused of flouting Parliamentary rules to give pro-Remain MPs a better chance of blocking Brexit.
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He vowed to do all he could to stop Parliament being shut down ahead of Brexit and called it a “constitutional outrage”.
Bercow – who one sported a “B*****ks to Brexit” sticker on his car – became Speaker in 2009 and said he would only serve for nine years.
The Brexit Party has already picked a candidate to stand in the Buckingham seat.
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