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In an interview today with the Independent, John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, made clear his distaste for Prime Minister’s Questions, the weekly Wednesday political punch-up. Bercow says that he worries for the reputation of the House, because “what tends to be seen and heard is a large number of colleagues making an enormous amount of noise.” But the comment that has attracted most attention has been Bercow’s observation that: “There are people who think culturally the atmosphere is very male, very testosterone-fuelled and, in the worst cases, of yobbery and public school twittishness”.

Bercow has a point.…

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