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Before his last day as speaker of the British house of Commons, John Bercow, was on Thursday morning in the gym, reports the Daily Mail. With the Westminster Palace in the back, he took a Selfie with a passer-by, waved to the Paparazzi and then retired behind the 170-year-old walls.

There he sat in for the last Time on his green armchair: the man who made the British parliamentary debates of the past years to become a part of pop culture, who himself became a Meme and now, farewell most heartily Farewell from all parties are received.

What Bercows term of office made it so special?

The Brexit . Bercow speaker of Parliament since 2009, but only since the British 2016 for the withdrawal from the European Union have voted in favour, moved the house of Commons more in the international focus as a site of rhetorical cut and thrust, and as a bulwark of democracy. As such, Bercow has understood and defended: Once, when he refused, Theresa May, with reference to precedents from the year 1604, their Brexit Deal to the vote again another Time, when he fought against Boris Johnson had a five-week parliamentary break and after a Supreme Court ruling as the winner feel could. "The Brexit was to see Mr Bercows star hour", writes the "Guardian" as a farewell.

Video: put an end to the "Ooorder!"-Call John Bercow, the legendary speaker of the British house of Commons, resigns. (Video: Tamedia/Aline Bavier)

What Bercow himself holds the Brexit?

the speaker of The house of Commons has, by Definition, be impartial, and so practiced Bercow of his or her duties. He is a Tory, occurred as early as 1979 and as a Fan of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the party, but developed over the years from Conservative to social liberal. You take him in the Tories evil: Bercow is in his party is not particularly popular, was elected in 2009, also with the votes of the Labour members who wanted their competitors to get the better of how to say it.

What relates to Bercows private setting: He has voted in favour of continued UK membership in the Union. "I thought it is better to stay in the EU", said Bercow in 2017 in front of students.

What he thinks of authority?

The powerful office of speaker Bercow great joy not prepared, his "Order"-Call went to him, sometimes without a Smile on the lips. In a Spiegel Interview, he quoted his mother who said: "You'll never have a Job that you enjoy so much." With regard to other authorities, is Bercow like legs: 2015, he duped the Chinese head of state Xi Jinping, in his England visit, as he praised in his presence, Aung San Suu Kyi as a "Champion of democracy" and Xi suggested, "to be a moral Inspiration to the world".

in 2017, he prevented an appearance by US President Donald Trump, with the justification: there is no place for sexism and racism is.

What is his legacy?

talk about The farewell, the members of Parliament of all parties on Wednesday were, were very loving. "I have seen many Speakers, but they were the best," said the Labour politician Ronnie Campbell, sitting since 1987 in the lower house. Others stressed that Bercow more than any other have done in his Position, for the rights of the LGBTQI*Community. (Before his time as Speaker he had voted against the party line, and for the adoption rights of same-sex and unmarried couples. After that, he resigned in Protest as Minister in the shadow Cabinet of Iain Duncan Smith.)

Again, other members, such as the 79-year-old Kenneth Clark, former President of the House of Commons, praised the tireless efforts of Bercows for the rights that even a seemingly insignificant member of the house. The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, expressed this in an ironic, amiable speech for Bercow as: "you were so intense with the concerns of backbenchers that they have done more than any other man since Stephen Hawking for the time to extend."

Bercow was extended, among other things, the weekly questioning of the Prime Minister, in order to allow more members to participate. In addition, it is also due to Bercow, that in the British Parliament, no white wigs be worn again.

What remains? Bercows fine irony, on the one hand. As a Tory sticker criticized him for an Anti-Brexit-on his car, said Bercow: It was the car of his wife. Then he asked colleagues whether this wool claim that the wife is the possession of the man.

on the Other hand, In the political turmoil of the times, in which Reality TV cast member, President, and major economic Nations prefer to be alone than in combination with others, had Bercow beneficial reasonable. You could Call in his croaky "Order, order"therefore, there is always more to see than the rebuke of individual members. They were also: procedure call in a from the order-stricken world.

Created: 31.10.2019, 19:06 PM

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