Tories set to 'depose Speaker Bercow' in next election after his furious blast at Michael Gove
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 Berow 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.
He vowed to do all he could to stop Parliament being shut down ahead of Brexit and called it a "constitutional outrage".
Speaker 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 n the Buckingham seat.
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