When the Speaker of the House John Bercow criticised Trump a fortnight ago, Tory MPs were apoplectic.
Bercow had told MPs that he would not be inviting Trump to address MPs because of his “racist and sexist” views.
For that statement of the obvious Tory MPs vowed revenge, kicking of yet another ridiculous campaign against the Speaker.
Once again it was enthusiastically promoted by the right-wing press.
The Spectator’s James Forsyth wrote:
There’ll be a sizeable number of Tories who vote for it, 150 is the number being talked about tonight, and it will show how Bercow has lost the confidence of a section of the House.
The Telegraph also hyped it up:
John Bercow is facing a fight for his future as Speaker of the House of Commons after it emerged that up to 150 Tory MPs prepared to back a motion to oust him over his criticism of Donald Trump.
But the much-hyped revolt has had as much success as Paul Nuttall’s claims about Hillsborough.
The Times reports today:
Attempts to remove John Bercow as Speaker secured the public support of only five MPs, it emerged last night.
An early day motion put down by James Duddridge, Tory MP for Rochford and Southend East, had been signed by only four of his colleagues yesterday afternoon, according to MPs involved in the revolt.
Just five MPs!
What a pathetic shower
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