Word has just reached me that there will be an unscheduled, emergency meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party tomorrow afternoon at 1pm.
To discuss the future of Mr Speaker Bercow.
It seems that the Labour love affair with JB has ended, and according to my source, he’s now as popular as a dose of VD at a swingers party!
Personally I find Mr Speaker Bercow to be extremely polite and courteous, but the very Members who installed him in that seat, against the wishes of the Conservatives it has to be said, are now plotting his possible downfall.
I am told that the PLP wish to discuss whether retribution against the Tories can best be served with Mr Speaker Bercow in or out of “The Chair”.
At 2:30pm tomorrow, certain MP’s (the usual suspects) will shout “Object” to the Speakers election. There MAY be too few objections to halt proceedings, but if enough Members shout loudly enough, there will be a division (vote), the result of which will be a majority in favour of Mr Bercow’s return to Office.
My prediction is that Mr Speaker Bercow is going nowhere soon!
UPDATE AT 11:40pm
Check out Iain Dale's blog www.iaindale.com for exclusive details on the Speaker hopefuls.
Strangely, a number of left of centre commentators have called Iain's story in to question. He describes his source as 18ct - and I can tell you off my own back that this has been stood up. I stick to my prediction that there probably will be a vote tomorrow, but John Bercow will win comfortably.
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