Speaker reaction: Phillips, Nandy, Wollaston and Hope
Politics Live panellists looked at the reaction to the Speaker's interpretation of parliamentary rules over the word ‘forthwith’ in Brexit vote amendments.
Columnist Melanie Phillips spoke of a “very serious problem” over John Bercow's view of the ‘humpty dumpty rule’, but Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston defended him.
Labour MP Lisa Nandy said anybody outside Parliament might think: "What on earth are you all doing having a row about the ‘forthwith’?"
Journalist Christopher Hope said Mr Bercow had done a good thing, in making the PM take action within three days, if she loses the Brexit vote on Tuesday.
- 10 January 2019
- BBC News