WHO on earth does John Bercow think he is?
The Speaker of the House of Commons disregarded the neutrality of his office by hitting out at President Trump yesterday.
Moreover he is seriously deluded if he genuinely believes his intemperate foray into international diplomacy will be in any way helpful.
Bercow’s vanity seems to be to blame for this intervention. The hysteria and publicity surrounding Mr Trump’s visit meant that he simply could not resist wading in even though, as Speaker, he ought to have kept out of it.
How else would one explain the speed with which he has developed such convictions? Lest anybody forget Bercow has extended a warm welcome to the President of China and the Emir of Kuwait.