Speaker Bercow ORDERS Andrea Leadsom to SIT DOWN during Commons spat - 'Raise the level!'

Speaker John Bercow clashed with for the second time this week in the House of Commons on Thursday as he ordered the Conservative frontbencher to “resume your seat”. Mr Bercow snapped at the Leader of the House after Ms Leadsom claimed an interjection from the Speaker did “not raise the level” of debate in the Commons. The Speaker initially told an MP to “grow up” in the Commons as Ms Leadsom attempted to reply to question.

Mr Bercow said: “Order, let’s grow up. Do grow up for goodness sake. This is not a matter of party political hackery.

Let’s have some seriousness and purpose and mutual respect. The honourable gentlemen is an honourable gentleman and is an experienced member of the House. He has asked an honest question to which the leader, I know, will honestly reply. For goodness sake, let’s raise the level.”

As the Speaker allowed Ms Leadsom to speak, the Conservative Party frontbencher took a swipe a Mr Bercow.

She said: “Your response does not raise the level, but I'll leave it there.”

Mr Bercow snapped, saying: “Order, resume your seat Leader of the House.

“My response sets out the constitutional position that is applied to members of the House of Commons over generations.

“I cannot, for the life of me, see or believe, that there is anything remotely controversial about what I have said.”

It is the second heated Commons spat between Mr Bercow and the Leader of the House this week.

On Monday, Mr Bercow launched an attack on Ms Leadsom for “playing” on her phone while another colleague was speaking.

Ms Leadsom then fired back at the Speaker, accusing him of failing to treat colleagues with “courtesy and respect”.

Mr Bercow sparked fury on Monday after he claimed the Prime Minister would not be able to bring her Brexit withdrawal agreement back to the House of Commons unless there are substantial changes to the deal.

Mrs May intends to bring her withdrawal agreement back to the Commons and has travelled to Brussels to make the case for extending Britain’s departure from the Brussels bloc to June 30.

On Wednesday night at Downing Street, the Prime Minister claimed it was with deep “regret” the UK would not be leaving the EU as scheduled, and claimed that MPs have a stark decision to make about the countries future.

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