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Sir Lindsay Hoyle was put below “intolerable pressure” by the Labour Party, Sir Iain Duncan Smith claimed because the Commons Speaker fights for his political life.

Tory and SNP MPs have launched an try to oust Sir Lindsay after his controversial dealing with of yesterday’s debate on a Gaza ceasefire plunged the Commons into chaos.

But Sir Iain, the previous chief of the Conservative Party, appeared to put the blame for the debacle on Labour’s doorstep.

Asked if he believed Sir Lindsay was now in hassle, Sir Iain informed GB News: “The SNP have expressed a lack of confidence [in the Speaker]; I don’t know where they’ll take it. I’m very fond of the Speaker, he’s been very good in many ways, and he’s defended our rights.

“I think the truth is he was put under intolerable pressure by Labour’s determination to bend the rules so they could have their own amendment. Many on the Labour front bench need to reflect on the position they’ve left him in.”

Labour has denied the suggestion that it put stress on Sir Lindsay to pick out its modification calling for a direct humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.