The House of Commons has a new Speaker - SIR LYNDSAY HOYLE. He takes over from John Bercow who was a much respected but controversial Speaker. Sir Lyndsay has been Deputy Speaker for many years and brings lots of experience to a job which needs it more than ever.
Just when you thought things couldn't get any more complicated - John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, has announced that the Executive cannot put forward another vote to Parliament unless the motion put to it had changed substantially in nature. He was concerned that the Government are keeping coming back to Parliament with essentially rehashed versions of the same deal - almost grinding down Parliament until they give in. Quoting conventions and precedent dating back to the 17th Century Bercow used his power as 'Chair' Speaker to defend Parliamentary rights and effectively scupper Theresa May's attempts at pushing her deal through by attrition.
Mr John Wishart -