A new style of Speaker?
I've just interviewed the new Speaker about how he will seek to win the confidence of both the public whose anger he has acknowledged and his own colleagues in the Tory party, many of whom are horrified by his election.
Speaking in the palatial splendour of Speaker's House, John Bercow told me that he will not - in future - claim an MP's second home allowance. He defends his own past expense claims insisting that he paid back money voluntarily to cover the tax he had saved after "flipping" his home designation.
The new Speaker told me that he favours greater transparency over MPs' expenses when I asked him whether he would reverse the decision to black out much of the information about who claimed what.
Mr Bercow insists that more Tories backed him in a secret ballot than the three or four prepared to say so publicly. He suggests that most in his own party were used to someone of a different generation holding the position and insists that he can win their backing with the way he handles his new responsibilities
As for the day-to-day business of running the Commons, the new Speaker says that he wants to see "brisker business" with shorter questions and answers, and a "more considered" approach. Asked if he was prepared to discipline the prime minister and the leader of the opposition to achieve this, he answered simply "yes".
For the new Speaker to do a round of TV interviews is itself an innovation. Beyond this, though, I was struck by the fact that a man who's spent 10 years plotting to get this job was very cautious - one might almost say conservative - about the changes he promised.
His style will become apparent this afternoon but it will be intriguing to see when - or if - he unveils the changes which justify his billing as the reform candidate.