Zionist Jew becomes speaker of British Parliament
John Bercow gets top job
John Bercow is a member of the Zionist Conservative Friends of Israel lobby group and has been to Israel courtesy of the Israel Government.
John Bercow will be protected by the Zionist Broadcasting Corporation. No mention of his former views on repatriation. No mention of his links to Israel.
John Bercow is elected Speaker
The Jewish Chronicle, June 22, 2009
Tory backbencher John Bercow has won the race to become the 157th Commons Speaker, and is the first Jew to take the role.
He received 322 votes to his rival and fellow Conservative MP Sir George Young's 271.
The Buckingham MP was "dragged" to the chair when the result was announced, a tradition for a new Speaker. He then told MPs it was the "greatest honour" of his political life.
He will replace Michael Martin, who stepped down after nine years in the job amid the furore over MPs' expenses.
Mr Bercow pledged to cast aside his political views and be "completely impartial". He also congratulated his nine rivals.
"I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the confidence that you have placed in me," he said.
"My commitment to this House is to be completely impartial as between members of one political party and another. That is what it is about."
Mr Bercow, 46, finished first in all three rounds, winning the final poll with 322 votes to Sir George's 271.
In a packed chamber, the leaders of the three main parties welcomed his election. Gordon Brown, who declined to vote, said that it was an "important step" in the "process of change" following the expenses row.
Race row as rightwinger joins Tory home affairs team
by Nicholas Watt, political correspondent
The Guardian, Friday 28 July 2000
MP once advocated voluntary repatriation of black and Asian people
William Hague yesterday prompted a new row over race relations when he gave a job on the Tory shadow home affairs team to a rightwing MP who once advocated the voluntary repatriation of black and Asian people.
In a move which was condemned by Labour and the Liberal Democrats, the former Monday Club member John Bercow was given a key slot on the frontbench working alongside Ann Widdecombe.
As a rightwinger in the 1980s Mr Bercow argued for the voluntary repatriation of black and Asian people, the repeal of the Race Relations Act and the abolition of the commission for racial equality.
John Bercow goes to Israel under the auspices of Conservative
Friends of Israel and the Government of Israel
2-7 January 2001, to Israel, visiting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for discussions with politicians and others, under the auspices of Conservative Friends of Israel and the Government of Israel. (Registered 23 January 2001)