Well that was short and sweet - all of thirty seconds long! A complete anti climax, and perhaps that's the way it should be. On June 22 we will have a new speaker.
James Landale has just reported that there is a growing mood among MPs for an "interim Speaker" who would take charge of things until the next election. He says Ann Widdecombe's name is being floated. Coincidentally, just as I was listening to Landale's report I got a call from a very socially liberal Conservative MP suggesting the very same thing. It seems
The very thought is so appealing I think I need to go and have a lie down.