A biography of Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, based on original interviews with more than one hundred people, including MPs from both sides of the House of Commons, Bercow’s political allies, those plotting his downfall and a range of figures from his past- whether it be his tennis partner when he was a ten year old schoolboy or members of the Monday Club who knew Bercow as a rabid right-winger. As Mr Speaker continues to create controversy, Friedman examines why he is disliked by so many on the Conservative benches and discovers the reasons behind his political conversion.
Bobby Friedman was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge where he gained a 1st and was President of the Union. He has worked as a journalist for the BBC for a number of years, appearing on TV and radio, most notably as a presenter/investigative reporter for the current affairs programme “Spotlight” on BBC1 NI. He has also worked as a producer, both for BBC Live Political Programmes and BBC Newsnight, where he was part of the team shortlisted for a Royal Television Society Award for an investigation into the cost of translation services.
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