Former Commons Speaker John Bercow has called Brexit “the biggest foreign policy mistake in the post-war period”.
Giving his opinion to the Foreign Press Association in London, he told journalists he no longer had to “remain impartial” after stepping down from the chair after 10 years.
Mr Bercow was accused by some Brexit-backing MPs of siding with Remainers during his time as Speaker.
But he told the event he believed he was “always fair” to MPs on all sides.
Mr Bercow announced his intention to stand down in September, with his exit due to coincide with 31 October Brexit deadline – now delayed until 31 January.
His deputy, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, was elected to take over his post on Monday.
With his new-found freedom to