Bernice Hibbert (voiced by Tress MacNeille )  is Dr. Julius Hibbert 's wife and is loosely based on the Clair Huxtable character from The Cosby Show .  The Hibberts have three children, two boys and a girl. Nevertheless, her marriage is on the rocks;  she refuses to kiss her husband, even in front of an entire audience.  Her drinking has been joked about on several occasions. She fainted when she read that "Prohibition" had been introduced to Springfield  and attends Springfield Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. 
More fundamentally this is a deal being done in the dark, with no democratic accountability. Fox is not allowed to conclude a trade deal until the UK leaves the EU, but he wants to get as much prepared as possible, so that he can present a fait accompli for a quick conclusion. At that stage, it will be too late for there to be any scrutiny or input from Parliament or the public, so it is vital that there is accountability now. Yet, trade ministers have told MPs they won’t be providing any details of trade meetings like this one with other countries, and they have refused freedom of information requests to even just publish a schedule of meetings.