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Watch: Bercow bashes Boris

Watch: Bercow bashes Boris
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It's safe to say that Boris Johnson is not having a good day. As well as finding himself in a row over whether or not he suggested England could withdraw from the World Cup in Russia, the Foreign Secretary has received a ticking off from John Bercow. The Speaker took issue with Johnson after he arrived late for an Urgent Question on the suspected poisoning of a Russian double agent.

Johnson's timekeeping led the Speaker to take a swipe at the Foreign Secretary for his comments last week comparing the Irish border to Islington and Camden – suggesting that just as there is no hard border between the two borough there could be no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland post-Brexit:

'Well, I don't think he's between Islington and Camden, I'm sure not.'

Bercow's war with the Conservatives continues.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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