Bercow: Speaker announces he is stepping down Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Commons Speaker John Bercow has announced he will stand down from his role at the next election or on October 31, depending on which comes first. Mr Bercow, who has been the speaker for 10 years, said it had been the "greatest honour and privilege" to serve. He continued saying if there was no early election, leaving on October 31 would be the “least disruptive and most democratic” exit. Related articles John Bercow snubbed as frontbench refuses to give standing ovation John Bercow quits: When will he stand down? The Commons Speaker has recently faced … [Read more...] about John Bercow quits: How is a new speaker elected? Who will be the next Commons Speaker?
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Bercow: Speaker announces he is stepping down Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Labour leader was the first to take the floor after Mr Bercow delivered an emotional speech setting out his intension to step down either at the next general election or on October 31, whichever comes first. Mr Bercow, who has held the highest authority in the House since 2009, said he wanted his resignation to be the “least disruptive” as possible and offered to remain in office until Halloween if today's vote on an election is slapped down by MPs. Related articles John Bercow snubbed as frontbench refuses to give standing ovation John Bercow quits: … [Read more...] about ‘He’s a complete a**e and no-one likes him’ Bercow attacked as he outlines quit plans
Nigel Farage reacts to John Bercow resignation announcement Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info John Bercow yesterday announced he will be resigning from his positon as Speaker at the House of Commons amid another attempt by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to force a general election in October. Mr Bercow has held the position of Speaker since 2009, but after 10 years, he has decided to leave. The Buckingham MP delivered an emotional speech yesterday explaining his reason for resigning, adding that serving had been the "greatest privilege and honour of my professional life." But who is the outgoing Speaker married to and is she the reason he is leaving? … [Read more...] about John Bercow quits: Who is John Bercow’s wife? Is she the reason he is standing down?
Nigel Farage reacts to John Bercow resignation announcement Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The MP for Buckingham has been accused by critics of frustrating the entire Brexit process despite his ‘impartial’ role as Speaker. He will now be leaving parliament on October 31 - the day that Britain is supposed to be leaving the EU - or before a general election if that comes first. It will mean the next Speaker will be chosen by the current cohort of MPs, two thirds of whom voted Remain. Mr Bercow said if he had waited to stand down after the next election, newly-elected MPs would not be “informed” enough to make the right choice. Related articles … [Read more...] about Bercow’s last swipe at Brexiteers: Speaker ‘gaming system’ so Remainers choose successor
Katy Perry is being slammed for her abortion rights tweet after endorsing Rick Caruso for Los Angeles mayor. On Monday, July 4, the "Dark Horse" singer, 37, posted via Twitter: "'Baby you're a firework' is a 10 but women in the U.S. have fewer rights than an actual sparkler smh." Fans were quick to remind the singer that she advocated for the billionaire businessman, 63, who previously opposed abortion . "You supported an anti-abortion mayoral candidate in the last 30 days," one person tweeted, while sharing a screenshot Perry's June 5 tweet, which read: "RICK CARUSO FTW [for the win]!" A second user said: "You wouldn't know it from all the ads, but Rick Caruso is a Republican anti-abortion candidate. He has done a great job creating a misleading image of himself for voters. Please pay attention and look into candidates' backgrounds." "Hypocrite," another simply wrote. Newsweek reached out to Perry for comment. Caruso, now running as a Democrat, was once a … [Read more...] about Katy Perry under fire for abortion rights tweet after endorsing Rick Caruso
The resignation of Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid could be the final blow for Boris Johnson's premiership after the political heavyweights attacked the PM's "lack of integrity", competence and leadership. The prime minister narrowly survived a confidence vote in him last month. Tory MPs voted by 211 to 148 in support of the PM, but the scale of the revolt against his leadership left him wounded. When Theresa May faced a confidence vote in 2018 she secured the support of 63% of her MPs - but was still forced out within six months. The prime minister saw 41% of his MPs vote against him, a worse result than Mrs May. Advertisement So, if Mr Johnson faces a similar fate, these are the candidates that could stand to replace him: Up until the last few months, the former chancellor was seen by many Conservative MPs as the frontrunner in the race to succeed Mr Johnson. More on Boris Johnson Nadhim Zahawi made … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson under pressure – who are the frontrunners for his job if PM’s time runs out?
By Alan McGuinness, Political Reporter Theresa May's position as Prime Minister is in peril after her gamble of calling a snap General Election backfired spectacularly. So if she does get the boot, who could replace her? :: Boris Johnson The Foreign Secretary and former London mayor has long been tipped for the top job, and a source told Sky News in the aftermath of the election that he was "on manoeuvres" and sounding out MPs about a possible leadership bid. When asked in the early hours of Friday whether Mrs May should remain as Prime Minister, Mr Johnson said: "It's early days." Advertisement However, he later dismissed claims he is readying a leadership bid as "tripe". Mr Johnson considered running in the aftermath of David Cameron's resignation in 2016, but stepped back after being publicly knifed in the back by fellow Brexiteer Michael Gove, who went for the role himself. More from Politics Boris Johnson apologises for appointing … [Read more...] about Who could replace Theresa May? The PM’s likely successors
Keith Olbermann slammed Darren Bailey as a "psycho" after the Trump-backed Illinois gubernatorial candidate said "let's move on" hours after a gunman opened fire at a Highland Park Fourth of July parade on Monday. Six people were killed , with dozens more suffering injuries in the shooting about 25 miles north of Chicago, in the latest of several deadly mass shootings across the United States. In a Facebook Live video about two hours after the shooting, Bailey urged people to "move on" from the incident. His remarks were made in nearby Skokie, where a Fourth of July celebration was canceled in the aftermath of the shooting. "They've done an amazing job," Bailey said. "There's a lot of confusion and frustration that the parade's being cancelled but they did the right thing because people's safety has got to come first. The shooter is still at large, so let's pray for justice to prevail." He continued: "And then let's move on and let's celebrate the independence of this … [Read more...] about Keith Olbermann blasts “psycho” Darren Bailey for mass shooting remarks
Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) campaign responded to criticisms from CNN over its socialist platform late this week by quoting Shakespeare and making a false claim. Nina Turner, national co-chair of the Sanders campaign, made the remarks during a segment on CNN’s “Newsroom,” which featured fallout from this week’s Democrat debate on NBC. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin said, “There’s this new ‘Wall Street Journal’/NBC News poll that found that two-thirds of the respondents said that they were actually uncomfortable with a socialist president.” “But when you break it down – Shakespeare once said, what is in a name? A rose by any other name smells just as sweet,” Turner responded. “What is Democratic socialism? It is government of the people, by the people, and for the people. What does that mean?” “I am talking about this particular poll,” Baldwin responded. “And I want to – I want an answer on the fact that the majority of America is not comfortable with a … [Read more...] about CNN Grills Sanders Campaign Over Socialism. They Respond By Quoting Shakespeare, Making False Claims. | The Daily Wire
Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid have quit Boris Johnson's government, leading a wave of resignations. The chancellor, who quit moments after Mr Javid shortly after 6pm, said: "The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously. I recognise this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning." In his letter to the prime minister , Mr Javid said he could "no longer, in good conscience, continue serving in this government" as he referenced the tone and values of Mr Johnson reflecting "on your colleagues, your party and ultimately the country". He added: "It is clear to me that this situation will not change under your leadership - and you have therefore lost my confidence too." 'Very, very grave': Double blow for PM - Politics live Advertisement Their resignations led several junior ministers to quit their posts in … [Read more...] about Crisis for Boris Johnson as Sunak and Javid lead wave of resignations from government