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John Bercow needs to rise above the jokes about his height

I wrote a piece for the Guardian’s Comment is Free section on comments made by House of Commons Speaker John Bercow about height.

You can read it here, or below:

I had been looking forward to meeting John Bercow. Tales of his height – or rather lack of it – are legendary in Westminster. This is the politician who is literally looked down on by his colleagues because of his diminutive stature. Ribbing Bercow for being 5ft 6in tall has become almost as much a part of the political scene as claiming David Cameron is a toff, or Ed Miliband is … Continue Reading