In the twenty five or so years I have been following politics I can never remember a single MP saying in public that they have no confidence in the Speaker of the House of Commons. This week three Conservatives broke ranks and called for the Speaker to quit. Today, Labour MP Bob Marshall-Andrews followed suit.
OK, they are only four, among 650, but if four have said it publicly you can be sure that there are dozens of others who think the same.
On a related point, I wonder if it is proper for the Speaker to chair Monday's debate on the Damian Green arrest. His conduct will form a key part of the debate. Perhaps the Speaker would be wise to ask Sir Alan Haselhurst to chair the debate. Just a thought.