“you have been sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, i say, and let us have done with you. In the name of god, go!.”
These are the the most apt words I could say to the Speaker of the House of Commons, Michael Martin MP who has presided over the worst constitutional crisis since the abdication.
Martin is the man who has spent the last few years fighting against the release of MP's expenses following a Freedom of Information request and when the expenses row broke the Speaker was more concerned with who leaked the information to the Telegraph than addressing the problem. MP's patience finally wore out following his appaling treatment of Kate Hoey and Norman Baker both MP's with considerable ethical and moral standing within the House and respective parties and who dared to challenge the Speaker.
Today, we have MP's clamouring to debate a vote of no confidence in the Speaker over which the Speaker himself presided...now isn't there such a thing as Personal and Prejudicial Interest declarations in the House of Commons? Needless to say no vote took place but the speaker did address the House and apologised...sorry, but too little and far, far too late.
In the name of God go!