SPEAKER John Bercow was tonight engulfed in a recent sexism storm after branding a feminine Cupboard Minister a âsilly womanâ.
In a rare foul mouthed outburst, the Home of Commons boss was additionally alleged to have referred to as Andrea Leadsom âf**king uselessâ.
Embattled Mr Bercowâs behaviour sparked fury amongst MPs from throughout the political divide and deepened already deafening requires him to resign over a collection of bullying allegations.
The Speakerâs Workplace admitted ârobust and differing views had been expressed on all sidesâ within the Commons yesterday.
The savage outburst – made beneath his breath – got here shortly after Prime Ministerâs Questions when the pint-sized official was attacking the Authorities over Commons process.
Mrs Leadsom is answerable for tabling Commons enterprise for the Authorities and was subjected to a verbal ticking-off from Mr Bercow.
It was claimed he then referred to as her a “silly girl” beneath his breath.
Some MPs imagine he added that she was “f**king uselessâ in a whisper, however others current disputed that.
A Commons supply mentioned: âMrs Leadsom didn’t hear the comment herself however was left surprised when instructed about it by outraged colleagues.â
They added: âHowever she could be very eager to rise above it and never let it distract from different very critical and worrying claims about bullying made in Parliament.â
It comes after the Speaker was mired in lurid bullying allegations earlier this month.
Mr Bercow’s former non-public secretary Angus Sinclair mentioned Mr Bercowâs mood was so unhealthy that he as soon as smashed a telephone on his desk in entrance of him.
His successor Kate Emms was signed off with PTSD after working for Mr Bercow for lower than a yr.
The Speaker continues to disclaim any of the bullying allegations in opposition to him.
And in a damning verdict on the Speaker, Parliamentâs ex-Black Rod David Leakey mentioned that the bullying claims made by former aides âdangers bringing Parliament into disreputeâ.
Mr Bercow has denied the bullying allegations in opposition to him and final evening a spokeswoman insisted he âtreats his colleagues with respect and strives at each flip to facilitate the Home of Commons.â
However they confessed that: âWednesday was an uncommon and controversial day in how enterprise was dealt with within the Home by the federal government – and a few robust and differing views had been expressed on all sides on the topic.â
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen stormed: âThe Speaker’s behaviour has change into extra excessive and weird by the day.â
The backbencher went on: âHe parades himself as a champion of variety and feminism, besides when heâs insulting a Conservative.
âBercow should go and he should go now earlier than he damages our parliamentary democracy any additional.â