United States  

“America's speediest news portal”
One News Page
> >

John Bercow accused of calling Andrea Leadsom a 'stupid woman'

City A.M. Friday, 18 May 2018 ()
John Bercow accused of calling Andrea Leadsom a 'stupid woman'Speaker John Bercow has been accused of calling Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom a “stupid woman” under his breath on Wednesday.

As reported by the Telegraph, Bercow also called Leadsom “f***ing useless” following Prime Minister's questions on Wednesday.

The comments reportedly came after Nick Brown, Labour’s chief whip, had complained that the Tories were taking up too much time on government business, leaving little time for debate.

*Read more*: PM backs investigation into Bercow bullying claims

The Speaker’s office admitted that “strong and differing views were expressed” on Wednesday, but did not deny the allegations outright.

“Wednesday was an unusual and controversial day in how business was handled in the House by the government,” a spokeswoman for the Speaker’s Office said.

“And some strong and differing views were expressed on all sides on the subject.”

*Read more*: Officials forced back to drawing board over customs union

The statement also said that Bercow “treats his colleagues with respect and strives at every turn to facilitate the House of Commons."

The allegations may put further pressure on Bercow to resign in the wake of bullying accusations from former staff members, which he has denied.
Share on
Share on
Post on 
Share by

You Might Like

Tweets about this

Other recent news in Business

Stocks rally as US-China TRADE WAR is put 'on hold'A surging US dollar could send shockwaves from Argentina into other EMERGING MARKETS
The Obama Channel? OBAMAS Sign Deal With NetflixGENERAL ELECTRIC, Alphabet and Micron Technology surge
Obamas in NETFLIX deal; scratch-and-sniff stamps; that Play-doh smellHarbor Designs plans to expand staff, space as Baltimore medical device INDUSTRY booms
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+