Rhondda MP may be indicating that he sees mo future role for him in any future Labour government , by touting for himself as the next Commons Speaker.
"all been a bit bloodied and bruised of late, and the next Speaker has got to be somebody who is going to tend to those wounds a bit more".
“So, the first thing for me is I will do everything in my power not to belittle or diminish or lecture MPs from the chair, but, insofar as it is possible, to respect every single person.”
“I wanted the ground to swallow me up, because I thought ‘God, I wouldn’t want to be that poor MP’,” he said.
“The things you might say to another person, at a dinner party or in the bar or in casual conversation in the team room, when they’re said from the chair to an MP, it’s just devastating.
It’s like the headteacher telling you off in front of the whole class and it’s broadcast to the nation and your family is sitting there as well.Mr Bryant, an ordained priest, said that part of his work to “refresh” the culture in the Commons would be to hold an event on Twelfth Night, a Shakespearean comedy in which masters become servants for the night in January.
“I’d like to have some kind of event for the staff who run the building on the 6th January, with MPs serving.”
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