Bercow to Retire.Matt Dunham

The Speaker of the British House of Commons John Bercow has announced his retirement sometime in October prior to Brexit. This will remove a thorn in the side of the last three prime ministers as he defended the rights of Parliament as sovereign. The last couple of speakers have become international celebrities of sorts, banging their gavel and shouting “Orrrder!” above the din; Bercow has been visible throughout the 3-year Brexit ordeal and famously spoke out last week against PM Boris Johnson’s lengthy prorogue of Parliament. Bercow has served for 10 years and was facing a contested election for his seat in Parliament, but is also getting out before the double-decker plunges off the Dover cliffs. (Matt Dunham, 2014)

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