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英国脱欧和议长的故事

牛津——英国下议院议长约翰·伯科目前正在英国各大新闻媒体大放异彩。而且,随着英国脱欧危机的波澜起伏,他已经在欧洲各国的YouTube上成为了明星人物。

3月18日,伯科为阻止特雷莎·梅首相政府在遭遇前两次压倒性的投票反对后,再次将一模一样的脱欧协议带回议会而恢复了1604年的一项议会规则。

其实早在1604年前就早已有了议长职务。但由于伯科的干预改变了英国脱欧轨迹,议长办公室所吸引的关注比很长一段时间以来都要多。议长职务有何渊源?这一职位为什么是在英格兰所谓1376年的“良性议会”期间创立的?

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