Trump – Was Bercow wise to say what he thought from the Speaker’s Chair?

It came as quite a surprise yesterday when the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, made it very clear that he thought American President Donald Trump should not be allowed to address the Parliament.

Of course the Speaker rarely, if ever, gives a personal opinion and remains neutral but whilst the outburst was a surprise and it may not have been the wisest of moves he was probably saying what many people and MP’s had been thinking ever since the Prime Minister lost her head and invited Trump to meet the Queen.

What on earth possessed Mrs Mayday to think Trump would be welcome here other than her desperate need to gain a trade deal with him because of Brexit?

Our country is in crisis because of Brexit and due to Labour abdicating any responsibility for being an opposition so, on this occasion, I think a bit of Leadership from the Speaker was just the jolt that our Brexit crazy MP’s needed. Whether it will sober them up is a different matter. Expect maverick Speaker Bercow to be used to distract folks from the real issues now.

3 thoughts on “Trump – Was Bercow wise to say what he thought from the Speaker’s Chair?

  1. Phil Holden says:

    I’m sorry Tony but I think Bercow was totally out of order. What anyone thinks about Trump has nothing to do with it: it is not the Speaker’s job to make pronouncements, the role is there to conduct parliamentary business. It was, however, entirely in character for someone who has never been appropriate for the role. The remarks happened to be hypocritical as well, as Bercow seemed to have no problem about sexism when the Emir of Kuwait addressed the house; Kuwait having no laws against domestic violence and hardly any women’s rights of the kind we would consider normal – why was he so quiet then? Bercow might be used as a distraction but it’s because he is one. My heart sank when he stood for re-election last time round. Good job I don’t live in Buckingham, I’d have had to vote UKIP or Green, God help me, as they were the only ones to stand against the self important twerp. He demeans Parliament.

    • I don’t disagree with you Phil but I see his out of step remarks as a symptom of the crisis of leadership in this country. With May and Corbyn being so out of touch with the real world and the vast majority of MP’s following them around like lap dogs it takes jolts like this to try to sober our leaders up. Sadly it will not work but the hole we are in is very deep indeed. Bercow has always been a maverick so maybe it was no surprise that he said what many others were thinking but May should not have invited Trump to embarrass the Queen; that’s where the cock up started.

  2. Terry Ingram says:

    Someone has to stand up to the bastard I don’t care who it is or how they do it. Big John has gone up in my estimation

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