Tuesday, June 23, 2009

John Bercow's Body Language

I was very interested watching John Bercow's acceptance speech as Parliament's Speaker-Elect. This is partly covered on the BBC website (linked in the title above).

He spent most of his time talking to the government benches, with just brief glances at the Tories. Public speakers typically look for friendly faces in their audience and clearly he saw little comfort from the Conservatives. Indeed, he was "dragged" to the Speaker's Seat from within Labour benches.

An odd start for a Tory MP.

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