Ex-Speaker John Bercow to deliver Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message 

Ex-Speaker John Bercow whose anti-Brexit bias sparked fury across Britain joins list of controversial choices to deliver Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message John Bercow will deliver Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message this year Bercow’s 10-year reign as Speaker of the House concluded at the end of October Danny Dyer, Doreen and Neville Lawrence, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Edward Snowden, Khadeja and Marge Simpson were chosen to deliver the 3pm speech

By Paul Revoir Media Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 11:30 GMT, 5 December 2019 | Updated: 13:29 GMT, 5 December 2019

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Controversial ex-Speaker John Bercow, who faced repeated claims of pro-Remain bias, is to deliver Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message.

Bercow, 56, who was accused of using his position to pursue an anti-Brexit agenda, will give the high-profile address on Christmas Day.

The move will do little to quell suspicions by Conservatives that Channel 4 is pursuing an anti-Tory agenda. The relationship between the party and the broadcaster has been strained in recent months after a number of incidents.

Bercow, 56, who was accused of using his position to pursue an anti-Brexit agenda, will give the high-profile address on Christmas Day

Bercow, 56, who was accused of using his position to pursue an anti-Brexit agenda, will give the high-profile address on Christmas Day

Although Bercow was a Tory MP he was seen as a key player in thwarting Boris Johnson and Theresa May’s attempts to deliver Brexit.

Last week Conservatives complained to Ofcom about the broadcaster’s decision to ‘empty chair’ the party during a debate on climate change, although the media regulator subsequently cleared Channel 4 of breaking rules.

When Boris Johnson declined to appear on the debate it replaced him with a block of melting ice.

Bercow, who will give a four minute message, will not film the speech until after the election is concluded. He has already stood down as speaker and is not

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