Climate Apocalypse Alarmist
- Sep 20, 2018
- SL Rez
I had this exact same problem the other day, which I resolved by turning off all privacy and adblocker extensions for this site. I think it was AdGuard Adblocker that was causing the problem, but I can't remember now which it was.Strange. The tweets are there when I click on the link but show they are loading here. Maybe twitter has broken embedding tweets in bbcode?
The whole statement is worth watching on Commons TV if you have 5 or 6 minutes to spare:John Bercow, the Speaker, says he wants to make a personal statement.
At the 2017 election he promised his wife and children that it would be his last, he says.
He says if the Commons votes for an early general election, his tenure as Speaker and as an MP will end when this parliament ends.
He says, if MPs do not vote for an election, he has concluded the least disruptive and most disruptive option will stand down at close of play on Thursday 31 October.
He says the votes on the Queen’s Speech will come at the start of that week. He says it would make sense to have an experienced Speaker in the chair for those votes.
And he says this would be the most democratic option because it would allow the new Speaker to be elected by MPs who know the candidates.
Michel Foucault wrote a book, Discipline and Punish, about the birth of the prison system. He began the book reciting the punishment for Damiens, convicted of regicide, the killing of a King in France, 1757.Axes were typical for important state prisoners, but treason was punished by having the condemned hung, drawn, and quartered.
I dislike John Bercow; he's a pompous, self-important windbag. But for once I agree with him, if Boris intends to hold on until October, Bercow should stay on to steer and defend (and annoy) the Commons through a really crappy time. He has the experience and he's the sort of bully who will stand up to other bullies like Boris. After that he can retire and I never want to hear of him again