Days after bowing out as Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow has described Brexit as the biggest mistake Britain has made since the second world war.
Speaking to a gathering of the Foreign Press Association in London, Mr Bercow told journalists while he was impartial in chairing proceedings in the chamber, he could now express an opinion. Mr Bercow, who left his role as Commons Speaker on October 31 after 10 years in the chair, said the United Kingdom leaving the European Union "doesn't help us" and the United Kingdom is better-off within the "power bloc".
He continued: "The honest answer is that I don't think it helps the UK".
BBC quotes Mr Bercow as insisting he always treated both Brexiteers and Remainers in a "fair way" - adding that he was "pro-Parliament and impartial in the chair".
Mr Lowe wrote on Twitter: "Bercow has just called Brexit 'the biggest mistake of this country after the war'".
"I respect Prime Minister Johnson but Brexit doesn't help us". "Parliament is no disgrace at all and did its job well".