Peter Hoskin

The Speaker’s inaction does not make him unaccountable

Steve Richards puts it pithily in today’s Independent:

“The Speaker ‘was told’ the night before about a possible arrest. Did he not consider cancelling his plans and asking a lot of questions? Did the Serjeant-at-Arms not consider asking questions as she ‘was told’ what was going to happen. This is a saga that exposes incompetence, as well as a lack of proper accountability.

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