THERESA May has accused John Bercow of “appalling” behaviour and a “constitutional outrage” after siding with Remainers in the Commons.
In a private conversation with her allies, the Prime Minister accused Mr Bercow of “making it up as he’s going along” as pro-Brexit MPs accuse him of a pro-EU bias, according to The Sun. Mr Bercow has faced heavy criticism from pro-Brexit MPs after he flouted Parliamentary convention last week to allow a vote which forced Mrs May to return to Parliament within three days if she loses the vote today. The Prime Minister has consequently accused the Speaker of having “torn up the rule book” after he went against his senior officials’ advice to allow the vote.
In response to recent criticism, Mr Bercow said: “They can be as rude as they like, they can be intimidating as they like, they can spread as much misinformation as they like - it won’t make the slightest bit of difference to my continuing and absolute determination to serve the House of Commons.
“Unlike some people in important positions, I have been elected, re-elected, re-elected and re-elected as Speaker to do the right thing by the House of Commons.
“That’s what I have done, that’s what I am doing and that’s what I will go on doing.”
The defiant response came after an incredible outburst in the Commons where Mr Bercow attacked ministers for spreading fake news about him and rejected claims he was helping Remainers to end Brexit.
Mr Bercow labelled the claims he is helping the Remainers as “staggeringly absurd” and remains steadfast in his ability that he would not be “pushed around by agents of the executive”.
Today Mrs May faces a vote that she will likely lose and yesterday she warned MPs against rejecting her deal, saying it could lead to the break up of the UK.