JOHN Bercow appeared to sprinkle drops of water under his eyes just before his tearful long goodbye to fawning Remainer MPs.
The Remainer Speaker choked up during his resignation speech in the Commons – but eagle-eyed reporters said 'not all' his tears 'came from within.'
WHAT A DRIP!
In footage captured in the chamber, Bercow appeared to dip his fingers in a glass of water before wiping his face.
Writing in today's Times, Sun columnist Quentin Letts said: "Not all the moisture came from within.
"At 3.35pm, a few seconds before he made his personal statement to the House, he took his drinking glass, dipped two fingers in it and sprinkled water on his eyes.
"The crafty little coyote."
The Telegraph’s Owen Bennett who spotted the bizarre scenes, also tweeted: “John Bercow just rubbed water on to his eyes…”
The Speaker's Office did not wish to give a comment when approached by Sun Online.
Remainer Bercow – known for his eccentric outbursts in the Commons – also told the chamber he will resign as a Tory MP if Boris Johnson gets a national poll.
But while the Speaker was treated to a long drawn out goodbye – with MPs falling over themselves to pay tribute for more than an hour – there were few tears shed at No10.
Boris and his team have become infuriated by what they see as the Speaker's constant efforts to block Brexit and had planned to oust him.
And he is set to become the first speaker in 230 years not to be offered a peerage when he stands down.
FEW REAL TEARS SHED FOR BERCOW
One Government source told Buzzfeed: "Bercow thinks he’ll walk away as a hero, when most people in the country don’t know who he is and those that do think he’s a nauseating w****r.
"The man has been central to stopping Brexit – the nation won’t thank him.”
An emotional Bercow was watched on by his wife Sally in the public gallery, during his final farewell to the Commons.
At the 2017 election I promised my wife and children that it would be my last
Bercow told MPs today: “At the 2017 election I promised my wife and children that it would be my last.
“This is a pledge I intend to keep if the house votes tonight for an early general election my tenure as Speaker and MP will end when this Parliament ends.
“If the house does not so vote I have concluded that the least disruptive and most democratic course of action would be for me to stand down at the close of business on Thursday October 31.”
But not all we be sad to see him go.
The controversial Speaker has enraged Tories and the PM was set to field a candidate against him in his Buckingham seat in revenge for what he sees as anti-Government bias.
Traditionally, the main political parties do not stand against the Speaker whose office is meant to be impartial.
THE SUN SAYS
THE Remainer MPs’ stomach-churning love-in for their departing stooge Bercow was another insult to an enraged public.
Half the Commons stood to applaud him: The Remainer half. What more does anyone need to know?
Ordinary people, if they recall him at all, will remember only a preening egomaniac who twisted Parliamentary rules and trashed the historic reputation of his previously impartial office to help his pals override 17.4million votes.
The pompous windbag embodies an illegitimate, anti-democratic establishment long overdue its reckoning.
With last night’s election-blocking vote these cowards even postponed that, leaving the Government and Parliament crippled for nearly three months but the electorate disgracefully shut out.
Bercow isn’t quite finished. He will stick around till October 31 for one reason: To help hammer the final nails in the coffin of Brexit and our democracy.
Boris’s Government must stop him — as well as denying him the customary peerage he’ll assume is his.
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