13 December 2015 @ 04:25 pm
On recent speculation  
 Despite rumours to the contrary, I think it is important for honourable and right honourable members to note that I currently do not have any plans to announce an "early retirement", thank you so very much. When the time is right, an announcement about the Speakership will be made in the usual way, through the usual channels, and attempting jockeying for position in an election that hasn't yet been announced is entirely superfluous.