Clinging to his perks

Obviously no chance of confusing the words ‘speaker’ and ‘orator’.

Someone is extracting the wee

The Speaker of the House of Commons, Michael Martin, has apparently agreed to quit his post, but wants to stay on as an MP until the next election, in a year’s time, so as to safeguard his £100,000 pay and perks and help his son Paul to ‘inherit’ his Glasgow constituency seat.