The title âSpeakerâs Wifeâ is well on its way to becoming a synonym for âVacuous Slapperâ. Perhaps it is there already.
Such a coincidence though; no sooner is Max Clifford hired to control her public image in the media whilst she is in the Big Brother House, than a story appears in the Mail on Sunday from âunnamed sourcesâ and âclose friendsâ that the Speaker is âconsidering a divorceâ â we can expect a response from Sally soon â the âSpeaker ate my Beaverâ.
I donât believe a word of it.
I think the pair of them are conducting a celebrity media version of dogging. Conducting their sex life in public.
I do hope Iâm wrong. I just have a feeling that he must enjoy being publicly humiliated, it has occurred so frequently. I equally have a feeling that she must enjoy the role â reminiscent of the days of Cynthia Payne leading a judge round the floor in a collar and lead â of dominatrix.
From writing a book called âWestminster Wivesâ, to that infamous interview with the Evening Standard where she revealed the secrets of the Speakerâs marital chamber â helpfully posing in front of the priapic and iconic figure of Big Ben, just in case you had missed the sexual connotations; she hasnât just humiliated her husband, she has sexually humiliated him â baited him, lured him, forced him to admit to the world that theirs is a highly charged sex life. Leaving no one in any doubt that where âchargedâ is concerned, the towering Sally Bercow is definitely the one in charge.
Our image of the Speaker is no longer that of the dignified authoritarian parliamentary figure of Betty Boothroyd, but of a little man whose feet do not touch the ground, who spends his nights performing demeaning sexual tasks at the behest of his manipulative wife.
Bercow himself is said to have diminished the role of speaker â not half as effectively as Sally Bercow has.
Brian Dowling, the current Big Brother presenter, has predicted that âbreasts will be flying aboutâ in the new series and that he will be âquite annoyedâ if two Housemates actually had sex in the house.
Anyone care to dispute that Sally Bercow will be in the thick of the action?
Or that any stories about Sally in the next month, even those from âunnamed sourcesâ who claim that John Bercow isnât enjoying the spectacle and wants a divorce, actually emanate from her celebrity publicist?
That womanâs antics are starting to eclipse the role of the MPs expenses scandal in reducing parliament to a laughing stock.