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Orderrrrrrrrr! U.K. Parliament Speaker John Bercow's Most Memorable Moments

Bercow's put-downs of misbehaving lawmakers, ranging from headmasterly to acid, have made him something of a cult figure among global television news audiences and on Brexit-following social media

A handout photograph released by the UK Parliament shows Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow giving a personal statement in the House of Commons in London on September 9, 2019 to announce that he will stand down as the Speaker of the House of Commons on October 31 at the latest
AFP PHOTO / JESSICA TAYLOR / UK Parliament

Britain's House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, known for his fiesty temperament and florid style, has said he will stand down from the role. 

Bercow played a key role in the three-year Brexit crisis and issued a warning to the government Monday not to "degrade" parliament.

Bercow's put-downs of misbehaving lawmakers, ranging from headmasterly to acid, have made him something of a cult figure among global television news audiences and on Brexit-following social media.

Known for his trademark "ORDER" holler, Bercow, who is Jewish, has championed parliament against the executive more than any recent predecessor.

Orderrrrrrrrr! U.K. parliament speaker John Bercow's memorable moments

Bercow has occupied the throne-like speaker's chair, positioned between government and opposition benches in parliament, since 2009, but is set to step down on October 31.