Order! Order! The Speaker’s secrets
As the parliamentary madhouse returns today, the Speaker lifts the lid on his role as “umpire”. Is the House of Commons a circus of childish antics? Or a robust and authentic expression of democracy?
Read Our Story
- Word association time! Think of the British Parliament and make a list of five words that spring to mind. Read them out to the class and find the three words that come up most often. What do these tell you?
- Write a short letter to the Speaker explaining what you think MPs should focus on for the rest of the year and why.