Jacob Rees-Mogg said that John Bercow has 'damaged the standing of the Commons' and people pointed out the obvious

Louis Staples
Monday 30 September 2019 11:30

Jacob Rees-Mogg has launched an extraordinary attack on House of Commons speaker John Bercow at Tory party conference.

It’s no secret that Brexiteers aren’t generally huge fans of Bercow, who they blame for frustrating the Brexit process. Though Bercow’s supporters undoubtedly believe he’s merely upholding proper parliamentary process.

Through launching an attack on the speaker during his speech at Tory party conference, Rees-Mogg said:

He has helped MPs hold the Government to account and to seek redress of grievance.

But in my view, he has now flown too close to the sun and I hope that as he comes to his retirement he will not allow the good he has done in his earlier years to be forgotten.

But his recent mistakes have to my deepest regret as Leader of the House of Commons damaged the standing of the House in the eyes of the British public to the lowest point in modern history.

On Twitter, people weren’t happy about Rees-Mogg’s words, particularly given concerns relating to death threats received by MPs as Brexit tensions continue.

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