Mr Speaker to stand down on 21 June 2009 - just announced

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  1. Re: Mr Speaker to make a Statement to the Commons today at 1

    I think you'll find that will be the retiring speaker
     
  2. Re: Mr Speaker to make a Statement to the Commons today at 1430

    I really do hope that this is the final act in what has been a very sorry affair. Mr Martin has been a disgrace to his honourable office since he started his campaign to keep MPs expenses a secret. If one adds to that the compliance of his office in the searching of an MPs offices by the police who did not even have a warrant, especially when the police investigation was wholly politically motivated and initiated by a member of his own party.

    I only hope he equally has the honesty to stand down now as an MP, to remain in the house after this would be the ultimate insult.
     
  3. Re: Mr Speaker to make a Statement to the Commons today at 1

    Who is a likely candidate to replace him?
     
  4. Re: Mr Speaker to make a Statement to the Commons today at 1430

    Order Paper of the House of Commons - Today's Business

    MOTIONS:

    38 NO CONFIDENCE IN THE SPEAKER

    Mr Douglas Carswell
    Kate Hoey
    Norman Lamb
    Mr Richard Bacon
    Mr David Davis
    Mr Philip Hollobone

    Paul Flynn Mr Gordon Prentice Mr Richard Shepherd
    Philip Davies John Hemming Jo Swinson
    Norman Baker Lynne Featherstone Stephen Williams
    Dr Ian Gibson Greg Mulholland Mr Adrian Sanders
    Anne Main Mr Malcolm Moss Mr Charles Walker
    David T. C. Davies Mr Graham Stuart

    That this House has no confidence in Mr Speaker and calls for him to step down; notes that Mr Speaker has failed to provide leadership in matters relating to hon. Members’ expenses; believes that a new Speaker urgently needs to be elected by secret ballot, free from manipulation by party Whips, under Standing Order No. 1B; and believes that a new Speaker should proceed to reform the House in such a way as to make it an effective legislature once again.

    As an Amendment to Mr Douglas Carswell’s proposed Motion (No Confidence in the Speaker):
    Peter Bottomley

    Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘believes the Speaker is best placed to decide when to retire from office.’.


    source: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmfbusi/90519c01.htm
     
  5. Re: Mr Speaker to make a Statement to the Commons today at 1

    Perhaps Mr Bottomley migth like to join the queque for his P45s behind the speaker.
     
  6. Re: Mr Speaker to make a Statement to the Commons today at 1

    MR and Lady Bottomley are doing OK see Guardian News paper

    "Virginia and Peter Bottomley

    Peter Bottomley, the Conservative MP for Worthing West, West Sussex, and Lady Bottomley, the former health secretary, make relatively modest expenses. Mr Bottomley claims £126,603, making him the 561st most expensive MP, while his wife claims another £20,000 from the Lords, making their total claim just over £146,000. But Mr Bottomley claims the maximum possible from the Commons to cover his second home in Westminster, £23,083. Lady Bottomley claimed another £7,500 for overnight stays for the 75 days she attended the Lords in 2007-08".

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    Nutty
     
  7. Re: Mr Speaker to make a Statement to the Commons today at 1

    It's much worse than you think Maxi- IF he goes quietly into retirement then that's all well and good- however, Speakers traditionally get a peerage on their retirement......
     
  8. Re: Mr Speaker to make a Statement to the Commons today at 1

    And he would probably use his bus pass and charge it as a chauffeur car
     
  9. Re: Mr Speaker to make a Statement to the Commons today at 1

    It's much worse than you think Maxi- IF he goes quietly into retirement then that's all well and good- however, Speakers traditionally get a peerage on their retirement......

    Isn't this one of the reasons he was holding out to go next year as
    expected ?....or does the Speaker get a peerage come what may ?.....please tell me this is not the case. 8O

    What poetic justice, to be ousted a year before the Golden Handshake is due.
    Excellent. History doth teach much, if these Boys and Girls would only learn. :roll:
     
  10. Re: Mr Speaker to make a Statement to the Commons today at 1

    You can bet your next year's pay check, that he will get his 'Golden Handshake' - there's no way GB will, after pushing him into the job, is going let him go without more taxpayers money

    :evil:
     
  11. Re: Mr Speaker to make a Statement to the Commons today at 1

    And a huge pension no doubt
     
  12. Re: Mr Speaker to make a Statement to the Commons today at 1430

    Michael Martin MP has just announced in a very brief statement, that he will be standing down as Mr Speaker on 21 June 2009.
     
  13. Re: Mr Speaker to make a Statement to the Commons today at 1430

    Is he standing down as an MP then or will his presence still blight the house
     
  14. Re: Mr Speaker to stand down on 21 June 2009 - just announce

    Good riddance to Gorbals Mick. Hopefully, the manner of his going will also put paid to his ambition for his son to take over his seat.
     
  15. Re: Mr Speaker to stand down on 21 June 2009 - just announce

    And I can guess who the ringleader of that 'Commons authority' was.
     
  16. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    Re: Mr Speaker to stand down on 21 June 2009 - just announce

    Correct, the man himself who has just announced his intention to quit.
     
  17. (granny)

    (granny) War Hero Book Reviewer

    Let us hope that the passing of Speaker Martin doesn't mean that the rest of the iniquitous bunch think that that is the end of the scandal. All the members guilty of breaking the spirit of the expenses, never mind fraudulant claims, rules must also go.
     
  18. ..But who will replace them ? That's the issue, surely ?
    At this rate, we'll be left with an empty House.....(not that's a bad thing), but still.
     
  19. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    'It was within the rules at the time' is the Nuremburg defence.
     

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