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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…

Phantoms of a Labour-SNP opera

  If the polls are to be believed (and they are variable and conflicting, to say the least), the Conservative Party is looking to be unlikely to command a majority…