"Having listened to the Speaker this afternoon, I am very sad but I have no alternative other than to withdraw my, and the official opposition's support, for him. It is simply not good enough merely to announce just another meeting. I am very mindful of the convention that the official opposition supports the office of Speaker, and I continue to do that. But I cannot stand idly by while the office is brought into serious disrepute. So I join with the Leader of the second opposition party and can announce this evening that the opposition will, at the earliest opportunity, use its next opposition day debate to debate a motion of confidence in the Speaker of the House of Commons."
He'd have virtually the whole country with him. It's not playing politics. It's defending Parliament.