Mr Speaker not short on words

Guest of honour John Bercow’s florid style had one guest at the Jami dinner on Monday noting down words to look up in the dictionary afterwards.

Here’s a taste of the Commons speaker in full flow: “I just want, with modest temerity, to say this to people here assembled if any of you here is thinking ‘Well, I want to support Jami, but if I were to proffer a substantial sum in its court, that would be regarded as vulgar, and inappropriate’, let me disabuse you of that notion straight away!”

Not a man who could find tweeting easy.

    Last updated: 7:42pm, December 11 2013