Who knows where that scary secret ballot would have led

Mo Farrah after missing out on a gold medal
				 Picture: Adam Davy

VERITY LUSH: Leave me to browse the make-up counter in peace

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I was glad to see a vote to change the rules on how the Speaker of the House of Commons is appointed was defeated. He wields huge power for he decides which MPs get a chance to speak.

As such, ambitious MPs don’t really want to risk offending him so it’s rare for them not be re-elected if they want to stand.

There’s clearly a problem with one person wielding such power, so it seems logical the government wanted to do something about it. Except it was a witch-hunt.

The Tories don’t like John Bercow so want him out and they want to have a secret ballot when they do it.

The trouble with that is we need to know our MPs are working for us and once one secret ballot comes in it paves the way for more.

Scary stuff.