Speaker John Bercow
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Speaker Bercow deals with MPs in House of Commons

Speakers of the House have developed a bruising and robust style to put errant MPs in their place.

John Bercow called Defence Secretary Philip Hammond "incompetent" when his officials failed to produce any briefing notes for backbenchers for a session.

This footage show some of the Speaker in action on Wednesday, and previously, as he showed the members who was in charge of proceedings.


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  • 04 Jul 2013
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