bamfbercow
13 December 2015 @ 04:25 pm
 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.
 
 
 
 
bamfbercow
03 August 2015 @ 06:28 pm
As I am sure many of you are already aware by now, I have agreed to become the first Speaker of the House of Commons to address the Trade Unions' Congress in Brighton next month at the 147th annual meeting of the unions. I will be following in the steps of the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and a cornucopia of other distinguished guests in speaking at the event.

I am certain, should anyone be unfortunate enough to happen to miss this historic occasion, that copies of the speech will be available in a plethora of formats shortly after it has taken place.

For those others, I look forward to seeing you at Congress.
 
 
 
 
bamfbercow
06 July 2015 @ 06:20 pm

FROM:John Bercow <BERCOWJ@parliament.uk>
TO:Members of the House of Commons;
CC:Staff of the House of Commons; Parliamentary Staff;
BCC: 
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.

Sincerely,

John Bercow
Speaker of the House of Commons

----------------------------
John Bercow MP
House of Commons
Westminster
London
SW1A 0AA
020 7219 6346

 
 
 
 
bamfbercow
28 May 2015 @ 07:30 pm
I would just like to say to you bastards members both new and ancient old a sincere fuck thank you for the stupid, inconsiderate and downright deplorable manner in which the recent and early catastrophes debates and self-congratulatory masturbatory soliloquies discussions in the House have been conducted.

After an initial display of arrogant ignorance and entirely misplaced self-importance bump, it is good to know that the Scottish invasion forces are far more bark than bite we are once again doing as I say on the same page and working together effectively as it should be since I am in fact the sodding Speaker.

Are we going to able to continue this tense and unpleasant amicable exchange of pompous bullshit discourse uninterrupted? I am enough of a cynic realist to accept that that will not be the case, but it is my misplaced sincere hope that the majority of the interactions which take place within the Chamber can be not a complete waste of my time fruitful and cooperative. Any assistance that honourable and right honourable members can provide by doing exactly as I say and not behaving like jumped-up school children on their first night away from home to this end would be expected greatly appreciated by not just myself but, I am sure, by members throughout the whole house.

Fuck the lot of you.
 
 
 
 
bamfbercow
18 May 2015 @ 03:11 pm

FROM:John Bercow <BERCOWJ@parliament.uk>
TO:Members of the House of Commons;
CC:Staff of the House of Commons; Parliamentary Staff;
BCC: 
SUBJECT:The Speakership










Dear colleagues,

I would just like to take this opportunity to extend a thank you to all those Honourable and Right Honourable Members who today helped express the will of the House during the election for the Speakership. I would also like to welcome all new members to the House and look forward to working constructively with all of you in the near future.

Sincerely,

John Bercow
Speaker of the House of Commons

----------------------------
John Bercow MP
House of Commons
Westminster
London
SW1A 0AA
020 7219 6346
 
 
 
 
bamfbercow

FROM:John Bercow <BERCOWJ@parliament.uk>
TO:Members of the House of Commons;
CC:Staff of the House of Commons; Parliamentary Staff;
BCC: 
SUBJECT:The First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means










Dear colleagues,

While I am sure that you are all aware by now, the election for the position of the First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means has now been concluded. Of the seven honourable members from the Conservative benches that put themselves forward for consideration, the successful candidate was the Honourable Member for Epping Forest, Eleanor Laing MP. It goes without saying that I hope all honourable and right honourable members treat Mrs Laing with the respect she deserves. We in the Speaker's office look forward to working with her.

Commiserations to the unsuccessful participants in the election.

Sincerely,

John Bercow
Speaker of the House of Commons

----------------------------
John Bercow MP
House of Commons
Westminster
London
SW1A 0AA
020 7219 6346

 
 
 
 
bamfbercow
11 September 2013 @ 12:49 pm
FROM:John Bercow <BERCOWJ@parliament.uk>
TO:Members of the House of Commons;
CC:Staff of the House of Commons; Members of the House of Lords; Parliamentary Staff;
BCC: 
SUBJECT:Nigel Evans MP










Dear colleagues,

For those not present in the chamber earlier today this email is to confirm the resignation of the Member of Parliament for the Ribble Valley as First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and his return to the backbench without seeking the Conservative Party whip. The honourable member's personal statement made after this week's session of Prime Minister's Questions will be available in Hansard shortly.

As was said in the chamber, Nigel has been an exemplary, competent, fair and good humoured member of the Speakership team. He is also a loyal and hugely valued Member of the House.

I trust that all honourable and right honourable members will keep in mind when considering passing comment on Nigel and his conduct that his case is sub judice and that due process must take place.

Sincerely,

John Bercow
Speaker of the House of Commons

----------------------------
John Bercow MP
House of Commons
Westminster
London
SW1A 0AA
020 7219 6346

 
 
 
 
bamfbercow
11 August 2013 @ 07:37 pm
Home at last after a very successful Parliamentary global outreach tour. I know that it has caused some controversy but I am confident that it has helped improve relations between Parliaments and people across the world.

On a side note, these rumours that I intend to stand aside for Mayor Johnson midway through the next Parliament so he can cause a leadership election in the Conservative Party, forcing the Prime Minister and the Chancellor out of their roles are totally unfounded. It is entirely for the Conservative Association of Buckingham to decide whomsoever they wish to select to fight for the Conservative Party at the by-election in 2017/18.
 
 
 
 
bamfbercow
Dear colleagues,

In light of recent events, security will be tightened across the Parliamentary estate.

That is all.

-John
 
 
 
 
bamfbercow
13 May 2013 @ 03:02 pm
Colleagues should be made aware that I am in the course of deliberating the pros and cons of selecting the particular amendment I know has been causing such a stir at the moment. Should it be selected, the debate would be held on Wednesday, whether or not the Prime Minister is there to participate in the proceedings.

I apologise for the delay, but personal matters have kept me rather busy at the moment.
 
 
 
 
bamfbercow
04 May 2013 @ 09:18 pm
Public discussion of ongoing police investigations can lead to libel cases.

I should know, I'm paying for one...

I trust all honourable and right honourable members will use their common sense in relation to communications connected to any aspect of current cases.
 
 
 
 
bamfbercow
28 April 2013 @ 03:47 pm
*Fed up of filling in yet another incident report (the morning's feelings of triumph and righteousness fading), John grabs his work phone and sends around a quick message. Somewhere in the background, he can hear Sally cackling with glee at something to do with Ed Balls. He doesn't worry a great deal about it.*

Text from 078## ######

Dear all,

Whomsoever is responsible for the numerous suspicious packages and fires across the Parliamentary estate must halt their actions immediately or face legal repercussions.

Those with information about the culprit(s) behind these mindless acts are encouraged to come forward anonymously post-haste.

-John

*Text sent, John goes to make himself another cup of tea before sitting down to do some more paperwork.*
 
 
 
 
bamfbercow
04 January 2013 @ 04:54 pm
John now has a Dreamwidth account here.

That will be all.
 
 
Current Location: Dreamwidth
 
 
bamfbercow
13 July 2012 @ 06:41 pm
The House will sit on Monday and Tuesday and then go into recess until Monday 3rd September 2012.

I discussed the summer recess as well as many other issues regarding Parliament and politics with Radio 1 earlier, for any and all that are interested in such matters.
 
 
bamfbercow
...my address Aung San Suu Kyi made in Westminster Hall earlier today is freely available to read here, should you so desire.
 
 
bamfbercow
01 May 2012 @ 02:08 pm
The House is now prorogued. The State Opening for the 2012-13 parliamentary session will be on Wednesday 9th May 2012.
 
 
bamfbercow
27 April 2012 @ 12:47 pm
In case any honourable or right honourable members are interested, my wife and I are taking part in Stonewall's Equality Walk in Brighton on May 6th to raise vital funds to tackle homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools. If you wish to donate, our JustGiving page is here.

Along similar lines, I am giving a lecture regarding international LGBT equality and human rights on the 16th of the same month for The Kaleidoscope Trust. Tickets are available here for any and all interested parties.
 
 
bamfbercow
05 August 2011 @ 09:09 am
As those of you that follow my wife on the Twitter-sphere-thing will no doubt be aware by now, the family and I are taking a short break in Devon this year. As such, I will be unable to be contacted until further notice. If anything of importance arises in my absence, feel free to leave a message and I will be sure to get back to you in as short a time as possible.

I would just like it noted that certain rumours about my wife and a particular television show or comments that she is giving 'serious' thought to such suggestions will not be classed as important and as such will not receive a timely reply.
 
 
bamfbercow
23 May 2011 @ 05:31 pm
Would someone, ideally from the government benches, be so kind as to remind the Secretary of State for Education that he is in fact a Secretary of State meaning he is no longer a member of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition and thus has to answer questions about the policy of the government and not make accusations and speculations about the conduct of the opposite benches while at the despatch box? A reminder to face the chamber during debates and to be succinct in his retorts would also not go amiss and more than likely save a great deal of time in the House if successful.

And if anyone would be willing to teach my wife to drive I'd be forever grateful.
 
 
bamfbercow
10 January 2011 @ 06:05 pm
All was going rather well - usual back and forth and nice to see certain members in the chamber again - until someone decided to turn up unannounced. Thankfully, no one seemed to notice - how? I have no idea.

(OOC: Should point out; not mine at all. I am not even remotely as talented as is needed to make something like those images.)
 
 
Current Mood: relieved