Bercow finally admits Brexit bias in outrageous first interview after leaving Parliament

Where John Bercow stands in the list of longest-serving Speakers

"I think that Brexit is the biggest foreign policy mistake in the post-war period, and that is my honest view". I respect [the] prime minister, Boris Johnson, but Brexit doesn't help us.

Former speaker of Britain's House of Commons said nothing has happened in the last two and half a years to change his position of refusing U.S. President Donald Trump from addressing the lawmakers.

And asked whether Brexit would be good for the UK's global standing, Mr Bercow told the event: "The honest answer is no".

Former House of Commons Speaker John Bokau called Johnson Brexit "the biggest foreign policy mistake in the post-war period".

However, he added: "My own personal opinion is that Brexit does not help us. It's better to be part of the [EU] power bloc", Bercow said, according to the journalist Antonello Guerrera, of La Repubblica, who attended the event in London.

The 56-year-old played an instrumental role in Britain's failure to exit the European Union on October 31 after allowing MPs to put forward a motion preventing the United Kingdom from leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement.


He, however, rejected the idea he had blocked Brexit, insisting "it was Parliament" that had prevented Britain from leaving before now, "not me".

Mr Bercow also said, "with total certainty", Parliament would be debating Brexit for at least the next five years - if not the next 15 - and that was "blindingly obvious".

The political crisis has forced parliament into backing a snap general election on December 12.

Mr Bercow said: "I am not going to reveal for which party I will vote for".

Hoyle took 325 of the 540 votes in a runoff with Labour colleague Chris Bryant after the seven-member field was winnowed down in three previous voting rounds.

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