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Boris Johnson taunts John Bercow over a 'retirement longer than Frank Sinatra's' – Telegraph.co.uk, Telegraph.co.uk

Boris Johnson taunts John Bercow over a 'retirement longer than Frank Sinatra's' – Telegraph.co.uk, Telegraph.co.uk


Boris Johnson accused John Bercow of stretching his departure into “the longest retirement since Frank Sinatra’s” as the controversial Commons Speaker stood down after more than a decade.

 

The Prime Minister also questioned his impartiality as he compared Mr Bercow to the main character in Scarface and drew parallels with his ability to “stretch time” with the famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.

 

Mr Bercow has repeatedly delayed his retirement after staying on for a second Parliament, while infuriating ministers with his perceived anti-Brexit bias since the EU referendum.

 

The exchanges on the eve of him officially stepping down today (Thur) came as MPs demanded the proposed election on …

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