Watch: Peter Bone’s concern for John Bercow’s lost voice

Watch: Peter Bone's concern for John Bercow's lost voice
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Poor John Bercow is suffering from a lost voice this morning, which is somewhat unfortunate for a Speaker. But fortunately he has Peter Bone watching out for him. The Brexiteer Tory MP has taken to his feet in the Commons to express his concern for Bercow, suggesting he takes some time out to recover:

'The Speaker is clearly suffering from his voice and he does put enormous hours into the chair. Would it be appropriate, or would the leader recommend whether the Speaker is asked not to chair those sort of debates, particularly so on the European Union, to protect his health?'

'The expression 'dream on' springs to mind,' said Bercow. Oh well, you can't fault Bone for trying...

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