Final ‘Or-derrrs’: UK Commons speaker John Bercow bows out

The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons, who has become a global celebrity and online meme-magnet for his loud ties,…

The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons, who has become a global celebrity and online meme-magnet for his loud ties, even louder voice and star turn at the center of Britain’s Brexit drama, is stepping down on Thursday after 10 years in the job. Some lawmakers are sad to see him go, but others are delighted. With his innovative interpretation of the role, Bercow has become a hero to opponents of leaving the European Union, a villain to Brexit advocates and a thorn in the side of Britain’s Conservative government.

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