Or because he is working class, it is because he isn't good enough.
The Speaker of the House of Commons has proven to be poor at handling Commons debates. He has shown poor judgement in his use of expenses and public funds and now has failed in the most fundamental of his duties. The more that we hear about the entering and searching of Damian Green's office the worse the Speaker's position is.
Many in the Labour party are trying to paint this as a class based attack on him, it isn't. Betty Boothroyd was from a working class background and was respected, loved even, on all sides of the house. I have little doubt that Speaker Martin is a good man, but he is not up to the job and the longer he stays in post the worse it will become.
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