At a time of great national austerity, when the population are being asked to make substantial personal sacrifices, it is the duty of those in positions of public responsibility to lead by example. The Speaker of the Commons is the nation's First Citizen, the most senior commoner in the realm, and therefore in a position to set the standards of behaviour to be expected from all those who occupy high public office. So how does poison dwarf Bercow, the worst Speaker in historical memory and a disgrace to the Chair, react to this? By fighting to protect his privileged wedge, of course. His message to the nation is clear - "Grab all you can while you can and sod everyone else".
Will no one rid us of this noisome little dribble?