What a load of old bollocks! Is this what we call democracy in this country? We can't debate whether he should step down or not. The government has to put forward the motion - like that's going to happen. Michael Martin had to ask the Clerk for advice on the ways and means of holding a debate. He's about as much use as a snooze button on a smoke alarm.
If anything, I now believe that this statement has made MPs even more determined that Martin must go. I think we will now see more signatures on Douglas Carswell's EDM.