Whoever is chosen - I fear Bercow, I would welcome Young - the first modernising priority would be to use all existing powers, and any others he or she could be given by Parliament - to ensure a general election is called before the year is out. This country has no trust in the institutions of democracy. The Speaker of the House of Commons is not a role with any relevance to many people in the country who have not forgotten - are not likely to forget - the expenses scandal.
Faith in the political process comes from real change, honesty, and accepting the need to renew rather than review - to press, if you like, fast-forward, not pause. The sensible way forward is to accept that this Parliament has been tainted for good, its reputation sullied. A new election is not just for the political anorak - it is for the good of the nation.