Good to see that a no-confidence motion in House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin is being tabled for next week. The motion is tabled by Tory MP Douglas Carswell but has support from a selection of MPs in all parties.
Martin is the absolute definition of a real turkey. When the allegations regarding MPs' abuse of the expenses system surfaced, he took a "my MPs, right or wrong" attitude and decided to ask police to investigate the source of the leak to the Telegraph.
When criticised for this by Labour's Kate Hoey and the Lib Dems' Norman Baker, he then lashed out at both MPs. To Hoey, he said "I listen to you often, when I turn on my television at midnight, and I hear your public utterances and your pearls of wisdom on Sky News. It's easy to talk then." To Baker: "another member who is keen to say to the press what the press wants to hear."
The implication being: what, exactly? That MPs who talk to the media are not doing their job properly?
The man is a cretin and should be removed from his position. There are 650 MPs and almost all of them could do a better job as Speaker, I don't doubt. The Speaker is, by convention, unopposed by the other parties when standing at elections, but given how duff this guy is, if he stays in the post there's a good chance an independent challenger could beat him. Which would be a cause for celebration.