Friday, May 15, 2009

Guardian says Commons Speaker Martin to go before election

Nicholas Watt, the chief political correspondent for the Guardian is reporting tonight that Michael Martin, the Speaker of the House of Commons, will be standing down as by the next general election, after senior Labour figures warned his position was becoming 'not tenable'.

As MPs prepare to table a 'motion of no confidence' against him next week, friends of Martin say he is making plans for his resignation and wants to go on his own terms.

Some of us however, argue that there's no reason for him to wait... and should go now!