John Bercow tearing Jacob Rees-Mogg ‘a shiny new orifice’ is the Speaker’s best takedown yet

John Bercow
Tracy Keeling

Speaker John Bercow is renowned for his verbal takedowns of MPs’ bad behaviour. He just used his chastising skills on leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg. Hands down, it’s his best roasting of an MP yet.

 

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Boris Johnson’s government wanted to bring a vote in parliament on its new Brexit deal on 21 October. But MPs already effectively voted on this issue on 19 October. They decided not to vote on the deal until they’ve agreed the legislation accompanying it. So Bercow wouldn’t allow a second vote on the deal.

A number of MPs were, naturally, displeased. Rees-Mogg was one of them. Although that’s not surprising, as he was the one who announced the government would try for a second vote. But Bercow dished out a humiliating reminder to the Commons leader of how he stood on the issue just a few months ago:

As Bercow pointed out, back in March when he denied a further vote for Theresa May’s Brexit deal on the same grounds, Rees-Mogg was “delighted”. But now the shoe’s on the other foot, with a deal he supports rather than rejects, Rees-Mogg isn’t so happy about the speaker following convention.

Love a bit of petard hoisting

Many people were also ‘delighted’ with Bercow’s dressing down of Rees-Mogg:

 

Bercow really did tear Rees-Mogg “a shiny new orifice“. And it doesn’t look good on the leader of the Commons.

Featured image via YouTube – BBC News

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