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Boris Johnson did not treat Parliament with respect says Bercow

Mr Bercow told LBC's Tom Swarbrick that Boris Johnson did not treat the House of Commons with respect during his tenure as Speaker. The former Speaker and the Prime Minister clashed on multiple occasions in Parliament before Sir Lindsay Hoyle replaced him.

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Mr Swarbrick said: "Do you think Boris Johnson as Prime Minister treats the House of Commons and Parliament with respect?

"Did you find that when you were Speaker in the chair during his early days as Prime Minister?"

Mr Bercow replied: "No is the short answer to that.

"The honest answer to that is no, I did not."

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John Bercow latest updateJohn Bercow is a former Speaker of the House of Commons (Image: LBC)

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The LBC host asked: "In what way?"

Mr Bercow said: "How did he not treat Parliament with respect? First of all and most importantly he sort to shut down Parliament for five weeks in an unprecedentedly long closure of the house in the run-up to the Brexit summit.


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