Democracy

Speaker Bercow Parliament Brexit Constitution

Speaker Bercow: the most powerful commoner in the land

The Speaker of the House of Commons is also known as the First Commoner of the Land, elected by MPs to chair their proceedings without prejudice or partiality, and to defend the rights of backbenchers against the Executive. Hitherto, Speaker…
Paul Bayes Twitter Brexit ideology

Deal or no deal? EU theology and Brexit ideology

"The EU's four freedoms are indivisible," tweeted Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder (Mission: 'Fighting Human #Trafficking. Protecting the Environment and stopping #Brexit'). So the free movement of goods, services, capital…