"there's a certain irony, mr. speaker, in the fact that today is the anniversary, in 1535, of henry VIII styling himself supreme head of the english church" is the worst intro to a speech in the brexit bill debate by miles

john bercow is really good at the "I'm going to turn this car around" tone of delivery which I assume is about 90% of the job of being speaker


the weirdest little thing I keep getting caught off-guard by in this debate is how the person with the floor has to sit down when the speaker calls order

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members of parliament fighting over who can scream "no" the loudest, until the speaker stands up and yells "clear the lobby", infuriating them all

I completely forgot that that last division was on amendment F and not the main motion so I was very surprised by it coming back 24-600

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