COMMONS watchdog MPs sparked fury final night time by blocking a probe into John Bercow bullying claims.
The Requirements Committee used an obscure rule that claims allegations from greater than seven years in the past should be voted on by the seven MPs in cost.
Solely 5 voted and three, Tories Sir Christopher Chope and John Stevenson plus Labourâs Kate Inexperienced, had been towards an investigation into the Commons Speaker.
One Tory MP fumed: âThey need to rename the committee the Double Requirements Committee. Itâs not what you already know, itâs who you already know.
“These MPs arenât neutral.â
Tory MPs need Mr Bercow to face down following the bullying claims by former staffers.
Tory MPs have demanded Mr Bercow stand down following the bombshell bullying claims by former staffer Angus Sinclair. His successor Kate Emms was signed off with PTSD after working for Mr Bercow for lower than a yr and Parliamentâs ex-âBlack Rodâ David Leakey delivered a stinging verdict on his former colleague – saying Mr Bercow was âunworthy of somebody in public officeâ and described the Speaker as âgenuinely intimidatingâ.
Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen mentioned: âIf thereâs no foundation to the allegations then thereâs no cause why the investigation canât go forward.
“By persevering with to disclaim the allegations he’s inferring that David Leakey and his ex-staff members are all mendacity.â
Mr Bercow has denied the allegations towards him.
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