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Bercow: Migrants work harder

Eastern European migrants to Britain show more "aptitude and commitment" to work than British people, the Commons Speaker John Bercow has said. The remarks have raised questions over his political neutrality.

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Farage: 'Bercow is a disgrace to the office of Speaker'

Commons speaker John Bercow's comments on migrant workers has raised questions about his political neutrality. As Speaker, Mr Bercow is expected to stay out of active political debates.

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage. Credit: Press Association

Nigel Farage, the UK Independence Party leader told the Daily Telegraph: "It is outrageous that Mr Bercow is happy to overthrow the wisdom of ages and think it acceptable to comment on matters that are both highly political and deeply contentious.

"He is a disgrace to the office of Speaker. There are very good practical and constitutional reasons why the Speaker is neutral, reasons that he obviously believes are beneath his own august self image.”

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