SPEAKER John Bercow has murderous Commons staff over a glitzy send-off for an central during a centre of a bullying probe.
Serjeant during Arms Kamal El-Hajji has announced he will retire on Jul 31 after three-and-a-half years in a rite role.
Mr Bercow, who handpicked him for a plum job, described him as “much-loved” and “a peaceful hulk of a male who always looks for a best in others”.
But 4 months ago an eccentric review ruled that he bullied a womanlike emissary final year and breached Parliament’s formula of conduct.
Some staff are angry that a Speaker is now formulation a special farewell for Mr El-Hajji – including a intense matter in a Commons chamber.
One said: “There seems to be an try to airbrush any incidents of bullying out of a new past.
Some of a colleagues have been forced to leave though so most as a appreciate we and many of us feel depressed during a approach this male is being put on a pedestal since he has a clientele of a Speaker.”
When a Sun on Sunday contacted Commons officials to endorse Mr El-Hajji’s depart final week, a Speaker released a prolonged and intense matter on his renowned service.
He said: “He is not a confrontational person, though one who prefers to listen and afterwards find a resolution that keeps everybody on board.”
Mr Bercow has also faced calls to quit over allegations, that he denies, that he bullied dual former private secretaries.
Mr El-Hajji wrote a nominal square about a Speaker, who allocated him as initial Muslim Serjeant during Arms, in The House repository progressing this year.
He wrote: “It seems transparent to me that there is a witch-hunt opposite him, either it is entrance from formerly discontented staff members or ex-colleagues perplexing to settle aged scores of some kind.”
Another member of Commons staff said: “We’re really dissapoint about this. It’s transparent a Speaker is dynamic to strengthen his dependent from any critique and safeguard that he doesn’t leave underneath a cloud though in a showering of praise.”
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