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Speaker trades insults on his final day in the House; Bercow's last dayBrexiteer Tory lays into Bercow over 'friendship' with Keith Vaz and three hours of tributes

Nov 01, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

JOHN BERCOW was accused of "defending the indefensible" to the "fag end" of his tenure during a furious parliamentary row on his final day as Speaker of the House of Commons.

The fiery exchange came as MPs voted to suspend Labour MP Keith Vaz for six months, after the Standards Committee found he had "expressed willingness" to buy cocaine for two male prostitutes.

When Tory Brexiteer Andrew Bridgen suggested that the Speaker could have acted earlier on the issue, the pair began to tr...