Cometh the hour, cometh the man! Over at LibDem Voice, I have voted for Sir Alan Beith to be the next Speaker. He has the right no-nonsense eloquence and a thoroughly reforming mind. He also used to chair the Commons Administration commitee so has experience of cross-party co-operation in the House.
A fortnight ago I would have voted for Sir Menzies Campbell. However, he has tainted himself, albeit very mildly. I don't think it is right to have someone as Speaker, who, in the eyes of the country, has a inflated sense of MPs' rights to reimbursement.
Otherwise Frank Field or Dr Roger Taylor would be good candidates in my view.