John Bercow under pressure as Commons ruling body agrees historic harassment allegations can be reopened

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The former high court judge condemned the leadership of the Commons and suggested Bercow and other officials should stand down.

Dame Laura was commissioned to head the inquiry by the Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom after allegations of bullying against the Speaker, which he denies, were made public.

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canada goose coats Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom said the Cox report showed “how far we have to go to stamp out any form of bullying or harassment in Westminster”. canada goose coats

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“But, as I also made clear to the Commission, the improvements we need cannot take effect without changes to ensure the management of the House of Commons is more democratic, more accountable and inspires the confidence of its staff, Members and the public.”

Following the meeting the Speaker said he described the decision to adopt the recommendations as an “important first step Canada Goose online in our root and branch reform of the culture of this House”.

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