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won plau­dits for agree­ing to al­low last Thurs­day’s Women MPs Of The World cel­e­bra­tion to take place in the Com­mons cham­ber. In an un­prece­dented move, women par­lia­men­tar­i­ans from across the globe were in­vited to de­liver speeches from the Com­mons benches and Dis­patch Box. But one piece of pro­to­col re­mained in­vi­o­late. ‘No one is al­lowed to sit in the Speaker’s chair,’ one of the events or­gan­is­ers ex­plained to me. ‘That’s re­served for Mr Ber­cow.’ Women, know your lim­its.

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