John Bercow, the former Speaker of the British House of Commons, joined the Labor Party. Bercow says that in Interview with the newspaper observer Saturday. In it he calls the Conservative Party, of which he was a member before his presidency, “reactionary, populist, nationalist and sometimes xenophobic.”
Bercow, who resigned as Speaker of the British House of Commons in October 2019 after more than a decade, said he joined Labor a few weeks ago because he believed the current government under Boris Johnson should be replaced as soon as possible. According to him, this can only be achieved through the victory of the Labor Party.
Of Johnson, Bercow speaks harshly: “I believe he lacks a vision of a more equal society, a need to improve social mobility or a passion to improve the lives of those less fortunate than him.”
Bercow’s movement did not come entirely out of the blue. During the Brexit negotiations, he was already seen by some Conservative members as someone more suited to Labour, as he preferred to remain in the EU. “My decision to move to Labor is the result of a process that goes back months and even years,” Bercow says in the interview.
After his time as Speaker of the House of Commons, he became famous for his way of doing it Order Exclaiming, Berko wrote his autobiography. In it, he dealt firmly with a number of politicians: Theresa May was not so charismatic as he was concerned with him, and former Prime Minister David Cameron had made a “historic mistake” by allowing a Brexit referendum.
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