The former Speaker of the House of Commons of the British Parliament, John Birkow, said that he had joined the opposition Labour Party as a conservative MP for most of his political career.
Berkow had clashed with Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Theresa May over the Brexit approach and their attitude to Parliament. He told observers that he now considers the Conservative Party to be “backward, populist, nationalist.” , And sometimes even xenophobia”.
As a speaker from 2009 to 2019, Berkao has drawn attention to an obscure character with his recognized appeals for order, sharp remarks, and decisions that some people consider biased.
Many conservatives and Brexit supporters believe that it lacks the political neutrality required by the speaker post.
Berkow told the Observer that he now wants to help the Labor Party remove Johnson from office.
“My motivation is to support equality, social justice and internationalism. This is the motto of the Labour Party. I came to the conclusion that this government needs to be replaced,” he said.