John Bercow Quotes

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John Bercow quotes: There are people who are just very, very sniffy and snobby and have always sort of looked down their noses at me. There are people who are just very, very sniffy and snobby and have always sort of looked down their noses at me.
John Bercow quotes: If someone is being very cheeky, it can be quite fun to deal with that situation. If someone is being very cheeky, it can be quite fun to deal with that situation.
John Bercow quotes: Fairness is not about statistical equality. Fairness is not about statistical equality.
John Bercow quotes: I think the record shows that as Speaker, I have taken the lead in cleaning up politics. I think the record shows that as Speaker, I have taken the lead in cleaning up politics.
John Bercow quotes: I don't want to crawl over the entrails of past disputes. I don't want to crawl over the entrails of past disputes.
John Bercow quotes: It's a cowardly form of politics to use my spouse to beat me. It's a cowardly form of politics to use my spouse to beat me.
John Bercow quotes: I pride myself on being courteous to people, and trying to fashion good relations. I pride myself on being courteous to people, and trying to fashion good relations.
John Bercow quotes: When I first started out in politics I was, what you might describe as, a hard right Conservative. When I first started out in politics I was, what you might describe as, a hard right Conservative.
John Bercow quotes: It is quite wrong for party conferences to be used as an excuse for the Commons not to sit. Conferences could be held at weekends. It is quite wrong for party conferences to be used as an excuse for the Commons not to sit. Conferences could be held at weekends.
John Bercow quotes: Lying to a committee is a very grave abuse, and there ought to be a clear punishment. Lying to a committee is a very grave abuse, and there ought to be a clear punishment.
John Bercow quotes: I'm supremely uninterested as to what is written in many of the newspapers. I'm supremely uninterested as to what is written in many of the newspapers.
John Bercow quotes: A legislature cannot be effective while suffering from public scorn. A legislature cannot be effective while suffering from public scorn.
John Bercow quotes: I never aspired to be Speaker simply so I could say, 'I am the Speaker of the House of Commons,' and tell my children that. I never aspired to be Speaker simply so I could say, 'I am the Speaker of the House of Commons,' and tell my children that.
John Bercow quotes: There's no point in worrying about things you can't influence. There's no point in worrying about things you can't influence.
John Bercow quotes: I'm not psychic. I cannot know what is in the mind of particular public figures. I'm not psychic. I cannot know what is in the mind of particular public figures.
John Bercow quotes: The Conservatives must realise that being sceptical is different from being phobic in what is an interdependent world. The Conservatives must realise that being sceptical is different from being phobic in what is an interdependent world.
John Bercow quotes: I'm not in the business of warning people. I'm not in the business of warning people.
John Bercow quotes: The prime minister's job is to captain his team, his party and his government. The prime minister's job is to captain his team, his party and his government.
John Bercow quotes: For far too long the House of Commons has been run as little more than a private club by and for gentleman amateurs. For far too long the House of Commons has been run as little more than a private club by and for gentleman amateurs.
John Bercow quotes: Even youngish men can acquire wisdom as time goes by. Even youngish men can acquire wisdom as time goes by.
John Bercow quotes: One consistent thing in an otherwise inconsistent career is that I've always been passionate about parliament. One consistent thing in an otherwise inconsistent career is that I've always been passionate about parliament.