06 July 2015 @ 06:20 pm

FROM:John Bercow <>
TO:Members of the House of Commons;
CC:Staff of the House of Commons; Parliamentary Staff;
SUBJECT:Emergency Debate

Dear colleagues,

I am almost certain that honourable and right honourable members have been made aware of the changes to tomorrow's scheduling, but just in case anyone was missed out, I thought it prudent to alert the whole House to the recent update:

There is to be an emergency three hour debate on the proposed changes to standing orders, colloquially known as "English Votes for English Laws" or "EVEL". This debate has been granted as a response to Alistair Carmichael's application on the subject and the subsequent show of support for the motion that the House expressed. I do hope that all interested parties are now able to fully express and debate the wishes and concerns of their constituents on the matter.

If any member has an issue with regards to the emergency debate that they would like to be seen to, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Speaker's Office.


John Bercow
Speaker of the House of Commons

John Bercow MP
House of Commons
020 7219 6346

26 March 2015 @ 06:18 pm
*John closed the heavy wooden door of Speaker's House behind him and headed straight for the whisky. Speaker's whisky, reminded himself, because he's still Speaker, despite the best efforts of the government.

How he'd managed to make it through the vote and reading out the results without hexing the entire government front bench into a collection of small rodents and toads he'd yet to work out, but he had. He'd kept his cool and he was still here. He was still Speaker.

Tomorrow he'd have to go to his constituency - with the election less than two months away every moment had to count - but for tonight, just for a while, he could afford to sit and try to relax. There was nothing the bastards could to him tonight.

John collapsed into one of the overstuffed armchairs (Speaker's armchairs) and took a long sip from his drink.*
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