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Speaker 1st round…preserve us from Bercow…

June 22nd, 2009 Posted in UK Politics by

The winning post is 296.

Beckett 74, Beith 55 , Bercow 179, Cormack 13 , Dhanda 26 , Haselhurst 66 , Lord 9, Shepherd 15, Widdecombe 44, Young 112, Spoilt ballots 1

Please can every right-thinking MP now switch their vote to George Young? It’s now a staright race between him and Bercow (although Beckett, Beith, Haselhurst and Widdecombe have not been formally eliminated)

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4 Responses to “Speaker 1st round…preserve us from Bercow…”

  1. Julian Harris Says:

    Is it not possible that Bercow would be so awful as to lead MPs digging even deeper into the hole they occupy, hence causing the electorate to reach breaking proint and provoking some kind of wonderful liberal revolution?


  2. Bunny Smedley Says:

    If you’re struggling to find something positive in all of this, there’s at least the fact that plenty of Tory backbenchers must be spitting blood tonight at the fact that their precious Dave, from whom they put up with such a lot at the best of times, couldn’t protect them from tonight’s enormity. The mood in the Tory party was toxic enough already – it must be truly frightening tonight.

    All of which is an indirect way of saying, Julian, that I agreed with your comment completely – up to the last three words. Well, something will be provoked, anyway, but, what with my sentimental nostalgic attachment to democracy and the rule of law and that sort of thing, I wouldn’t use the word ‘wonderful’ for it.


  3. Julian H Says:

    “what with my sentimental nostalgic attachment to democracy and the rule of law and that sort of thing”

    Woh woh woh there. What about our, you know, plans?


  4. Bunny Smedley Says:

    Well, if someone out there has ‘plans’, I can’t imagine the elevation of Mr Bercow to a position of influence is exactly going to slow things down … legitimation crisis, anyone?