It was a touching day for the British Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow. Since the year 2009, he has been the Speaker of the British House of Commons. John Bercow is known as ‘Mr. President’ and known for his calls for ‘order!
However, he has indicated in his last term of office that he is shocked by the people’s violent reaction to the Brexit discussion. In a farewell interview with CNN he said that ‘the Brexit talks were the worst talks I have seen in 22 years as a deputy. Many of the offenses that were expressed against parliamentarians in the debates were vulgar.
“No violence” stated John Bercow
“Many Britons, of course, consider violence an adequate tool for showing a different opinion,” he said in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel. John Bercow refuses this at all costs. As television viewers, we have testified to some of the scenes that took place in the British Parliament. And indeed, on many occasions, it seemed like a dark and unexpected comedy.
On 31 October 2019, the day the UK aspired to leave the EU, John Bercow officially resigned. It is not essential that the UK finally decided to leave the EU precisely one year later. In any case, John Bercow has already stated this. He has resigned and will now be speaking in significant international events.
John Bercow’s believes
He is loved or hated in his fatherland. Critics have frequently blamed him for being partisan in the treatment of Brexit. It was indeed no secret that he was in favor of Britain’s staying in the EU. But: “I have my beliefs, but I am fair in Parliament,’ he once said in an interview for the German newspaper Die Welt.
The same newspaper wrote an excellent description of him: “Bercow is already the 157th Mayor of the House of Commons. Numerous of his predecessors did not endure this work: they were beheaded.” John Bercow, a man of convictions and beliefs who risks even to refuse to admit US President Donald Trump to Parliament.
His party membership, initially a conservative and member of the conservatives, has been resting since 2009 as he became President of the House of Commons. He was less familiar with the content and behavior of his party. John Bercow has seen himself today more obliged to return order in a country where brutality has become acceptable to display a different impression.