Speaker John Bercow forced to bite the dust after telling MP Hands "he wasn't very good Tory whip' - Buxrs.com
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House of Commons speaker John Bercow sparked uproar in the Commons after clashing with MP Greg Hands, a former Tory whip.
MPs demanded an apology after accusing Mr Bercow of 'insulting' Greg Hands after appearing to insult him over his skills in the disciplinary roll.
Tory Mr Hands, who was deputy chief whip under David Cameron between 2013 and 2015, had attempted to interrupt Mr Bercow, prompting the Speaker to react badly.
Mr Bercow said: 'I don't require any help from the right honourable gentleman for Chelsea and Fulham. I wouldn't have the foggiest idea where to start. He was once a whip, he wasn't a very good whip.'
There was uproar in the chamber as MPs clamoured for an apology, with former Tory chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin making a point of order accusing the Speaker of a lack of respect.