There is a major Labour whipping operation going on as I write. Tommy McAvoy, the thuggish Deputy Chief Whip, has been sitting with an earpiece in his ear listening to the Today Programme and is now going round the Commons breakfast rooms telling every Labour MP he can find that the attacks on the Speaker are from southern, middle class English snobs on a Scottish working class Speaker. However, Labour MPs have just come back from their constituencies and may have a better idea of the public mood than Mr McAvoy. Few of them will be brave enough to tell him, though.
Another figure just spotted in a Commons corridor looking rather disconsolate is the Clerk to the Commons, Malcolm Jack. As well he might.