With John Bercow, a man almost as oleaginous as Ben Bradshaw, and Alan Beith both tainted by peculation and out of the running as potential Speakers, the field is pretty well reduced to Sir George Young and Frank Field. However, our next Parliament may well see a mass clear-out of the corrupt, the venal, the lazy and the bad, and a new Parliament may rightly want to make its own choice of its Speaker. Who, then, to replace Martin on 22nd June?
There is only one sensible choice. Miss Widdecombe, your duty is clear.