Bercow fury: Backlash at Corbyn's plot to get Remainer ex-speaker in the Lords

ANGER was intensifying last night over Jeremy Corbyn’s plans to nominate former Commons Speaker John Bercow for a peerage. Reports yesterday suggested the Labour leader had included the outspoken ex-parliamentary official on a list of recommendations for new members of the House of Lords.

Mr Bridgen called for a full investigation of “historic bullying allegations” made against Mr Bercow by Commons staff before any decision is taken about a future parliamentary role.

Mr Corbyn’s list of potential new Labour peers is also said to include his former chief of staff Karie Murphy, former deputy leader Tom Watson and other five other Labour aides and trade unionists.

A Labour spokesman refused to comment on reports about the Labour leader’s...
source: Express

2020-01-20 03:35
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