Many long-time British residents of Majorca may well remember when the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, came to the island as a guest speaker for the Conservatives Abroad. In those days he was a rising star in the Tory party. Dubbed the Rotweiler he was even tipped as a future leader of the party. At that time Bercow's aunt lived on the island and more than 100 people attended the event which took place at a Palma restaurant. Bercow quickly impressed and you could see why he was being billed as a rising star.