How Vaz still has friends in high places: John Bercow urged MP to ‘desist’ when he was set to reveal details of police investigation
By ANDREW PIERCE FOR THE DAILY MAIL
7 November 2016
The astonishing election of disgraced MP Keith Vaz to the Commons ‘justice’ committee was approved by 203 votes to seven in the House of Treason.
Several Cabinet ministers bizarrely backed Vaz, who quit the chairmanship of the Home Affairs Select Committee in September after being exposed paying for rent boys and offering to buy them cocaine.
One Tory MP, Andrew Bridgen, defied his party’s Whips to vote against Vaz going on the ‘justice’ Committee, but fell foul of the Speaker John Bercow.
Bridgen said Vaz, the MP for Leicester East, had ‘abused his position’ and revealed in the Commons that he was also being investigated by Leicestershire Police.
Then, pompous pipsqueak Bercow rose to his feet to warn Bridgen to ‘desist’ from speaking, since the allegations about Leicestershire Police were not in the public domain.
He prevented Bridgen from using Parliamentary privilege to reveal more details about the police inquiry.
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