Well – having fulsomely praised Speaker Bercow for his brave new world action in calling me from the front bench to ask a question during one of Gordon Brown’s statements – I may now have to take it back!
In the chamber yesterday – I saw Speaker Bercow furiously mouthing to a Conservative on the front bench. Said Tory Member leapt to his feet, ran to the back row – and was duly called by Speaker Bercow.
So have I leapt to praise him too soon? Was he gently chided by the establishment post my post? Was my being called from the front bench mere accident or mistake from a new and inexperienced Speaker?
I bloody well hope not!