PUBLISHED: 15:31, Mon, Apr 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:44, Mon, Apr 6, 2020
The former Speaker of the House of Commons was once an arch-Eurosceptic, but over the years his views changed. By his final years in the job, John Bercow was very much a Remainer. But is there anything he could do now to thwart Brexit?
Speaking exclusively with Express.co.uk, Sebastian Whale, author of new biography John Bercow: Call to Order, said: “No I don’t think so.
“He only took a couple of days to speak out.
“[He] that it was the biggest mistake in our post-war history.
“I don’t think he has any more influence.”
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John Bercow: Could former Speaker still thwart Brexit? Biographer speaks out (Image: GETTY)
Speaker Bercow stepped down before the 2019 General Election (Image: GETTY)
But what about influence from outside the House of Commons, like reverse Nigel Farage?
Whale said: “I don’t think there’s a resistance there to lead anymore.
“I mean the election and everything we’re going through at the moment [with coronavirus] has just put that debate in perspective a little bit.”
However, the author admitted: “The transition period may well be extended, but I don’t currently see an appetite for