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- Updated: 4 Nov 2019,23: 49
SIR Lindsay Hoyle has succeeded John Bercow as Speaker of the House of Commons.
The veteran parliamentarian beat off competition from Chris Bryant, Harriet Harman, Dame Eleanor Laing, Sir Edward Leigh, Dame Rosie Winterton and Meg Hillier.
In other news Nigel Farage has today revealed 600 of his candidates ready for the general election on December 12.
And Boris Johnson has had a surprise endorsement from … Liam Payne.
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Guy Birchall(4 hours ago) ************ (November 4, 2019
HARD TO SWALLOW
Jezza is set to claim that a Boris Johnson Brexit could lead to rat hairs in paprika and maggots in orange juice.
The hard-left boss will accuse the Tories of secretly plotting to tear up Britain’s high standards onthe NHS, food and environment.
He will claim: “Given the chance, they’ll slash food standards to US levels where ‘acceptable levels” of rat hairs in paprika and maggots in orange juice are allowed and they’ll putchlorinated chickenon our supermarket shelves. ”
TELL US HOW YOU REALLY FEEL KATE!
Matt Hancock has penned an article for The Sun slamming Labor for talking down the NHS at every opportunity.
The Health Secretary says intomorrows paper: “The Conservatives are delivering on what matters most to you, and your family, because we are the true party of the NHS.
“Labor, meanwhile, has chosen to go negative and treat our NHS as a political football.
“Just this week, they have been talking down our NHS and accusing it of cancelling more and more operations.
“Well, as shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth was forced to admit yesterday, this isn’t true – the number of hospital cancellations is falling and there are 2.4 million more operations happening every year, compared to 2010. ”
November 4, 2019
OUT WITH IT!
BORIS Johnson demanded Jeremy Corbyn finally “come clean” with voters as he dared the Labor boss to rule out cancelling Brexit. The PM demanded the hard-left Labor boss finally stop sitting on the fence and spell out exactly what he would do on quitting the EU if he wins power.
In a hard-hitting letter to his rival,Boris set out five crunch Brexit questionshe said the wannabe PM must answer if he wants to lead Britain.
He blasted Mr Corbyn’s plan for another(Brexit referendum)– warning it will plunge the UK into years more “dither and delay”.
LESS OF A BERC
Sir Lindsay will replace John Bercow, who left the role after a decade which has been viewed as a time of reform but also controversy.
Speakers must be politically impartial,meaning Sir Lindsay will be required to resign from the Labor Party in order to carry out his duties.
Speaking after the result, Sir Lindsay, 62 , distanced himself from his showboat predecessor.
He said: “I will be neutral. I will be transparent.
“This House will change but it will change for the better.”
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