Speaker Hoyle, who was elected for the role before Christmas, has empowered Commons Clerks to state their views in the Commons library, which in turn restrains the power of the Speaker. The move is a rebuke of the “constitutional vandalism” caused by Mr Bercow, who last year passed an amendment by fellow Remainer Dominic Grieve to give excess power to the Speaker in a bid to halt Brexit, Tom Harwood of Guido Fawkes said on Twitter. Other Twitter users are quick to echo his comments.
One, referring to Speaker Hoyle, said: “What a great Speaker he is turning out to be.”
Another said: “He’s already demonstrated that he is such a better speaker than Bercow.
“Great decision. Though we need to see some more reforms. The alterations Bercow snuck in that allowed him to justify ignoring conventions on emergency debates not being binding, must be changed back.”
Another said: “The new Speaker improves transparency after Bercow’s unscrupulous actions which usurped our democracy.”
A fourth added: “Good move to repair the damage done by Bercow.”
Another comment read: “Very impressed with this Speaker.”
Last January, Mr Grieve – who lost his seat in last general election after three years of relentless attempts to block Brexit – had his amendment selected by Mr Bercow.
At the time, Mr Grieve said: “It is eminently sensible and I hope the Government will accept it. This solidifies and emphasises the key role of Parliament.
“It is going to be essential in dealing with Brexit.”
Mr Bercow, meanwhile, will be the first Speaker of the House of Commons to not be granted a peerage in the House of Lords.
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A Government source pointed out that Mr Bercow, who stretched parliamentary rules during Brexit legislation, “wasn’t always a fan of convention”.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is believed to have nominated him for a peerage after No 10 broke with tradition to deny him the honour when he quit last year.
Andrea Leadsom, the former Speaker previously told LBC: “As Leader of the Commons, I did a huge amount of work to bring into place a complaints procedure that would mean nobody, whoever they are, from employees of the house right the way to the Speaker of the Commons, could be allowed to get away with bullying, or harassment, or sexual harassment of any sort whatsoever.
“That complaints procedure is in place. Anybody who is found guilty, whoever they are, should, in my view, not be able to skip from one House to the other.”
Mr Bercow, who also charged taxpayers £490 to replace a washing machine, quit in October last year after 10 years as Speaker.