'A row about the word forthwith?'
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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.

UK viewers can watch the full programme on iPlayer

  • 10 Jan 2019
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