MPs defend John Bercow over Donald Trump parliament ban

Dismissing the Speaker’s critics as a “load of rich blokes”, Labour MP Jess Phillips said: “Loads of Tories don’t like Bercow because he’s trying to reform the Commons and make it more representative.

“I will vote to support John Bercow, utterly ridiculous and self-indulgent of MP who will waste all our time on this.”

SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh told the BBC: “This is a modernising Speaker.

“James Duddridge has mentioned previously that he has an objection to a modernising Speaker, well I think we need to take the House of Commons into the 21st century and take it out of what would seem to be a Hogwarts type of debating society that many Tory MPs want it to be.”

But Mr Duddridge insisted: “I have been amazed at the number of emails, texts saying ‘Carry on as you are doing, James, we totally support you’.

Source: MPs rally to John Bercow’s defence over Donald Trump parliament ban

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7 thoughts on “MPs defend John Bercow over Donald Trump parliament ban

  1. chriskitcher

    I’ve tried to get a government petition started in support of John Bercow but still need 4 more signatories to get it up and going. Anyone wanting to help me please let me have your email address and I will send you a link.

  2. casalealex

    I have written, reproachfully, to Bercow on a number of occasions, regarding the “Punch and Judy” show on Wednesdays in the House of Commons. But when saw his speech about Trump, my regard for Bercow has increased!

  3. Barry Davies

    Bercow is spot on All trump has done is win an election, to speak to both houses is a tremendous privilege and honour, it has to be earned, he has not earned it.

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