I have always found Claire short rather sanctimonious and annoying. Yet praise where it is due as this lunchtime she broke ranks from her MP colleagues and said what almost everyone is thinking. see Tim's piece here. When the establishment in the form of Brown and Clegg are rallying to Mr Speaker's aid Ms Short encapulsated the case against the Speaker. Dismissing the familiar, and rather tedious, accusation that anyone who thinks the Speaker is hopeless is driven by class Ms Short told the Daily Politics, "He is not a very good Speaker." She went on, "He is a bit biased to Labour and has not got very much grace." Spot on. She also suggested he make it clear that he will not contest the next election. I'm sure her fellow MPs will now wheel in behind her. If wishing made it so.