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Overstepping the mark?

Minivanman
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Overstepping the mark?

Well Speaker Bercow certainly has, and I think the Telegraph has got it right in calling it nothing less than 'Student Politics'.

Talk about breaching convention, I always thought the Speaker should be neutral in such matters. No wonder he seized the opportunity to address a half empty House.

The man should be sacked and booted out. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38884604

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38889941

 

 


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nadger
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Re: Overstepping the mark?

As one who thinks Trump has demeaned the office of POTUS by his recent outbursts on Twitter I was one who applauded Bercow.

It's an honour to address both houses and Trump deserves contempt not honour.

 

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Re: Overstepping the mark?

Kissenger said America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests, 

and similar, I think was said by one of our senior politicians. Playing the ball rather than the man is more appropriate than what Bercow is doing.

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Re: Overstepping the mark?

He's got previous and I'm surprised he's still in the job! The two things which spring to mind were the sacking of the experienced Clark to put in his own recruit against all sensible advice and not being able to control his wife who had been cuckolding him!
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Re: Overstepping the mark?

Has there not been some talk of replacing him recently ?

Perhaps his outburst was more to do with protecting his position, why the outburst he could simply have told the others involved in the decision of his opposition ?

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Re: Overstepping the mark?

Indeed @nadger, but it's the President not the man - big difference, and just consider those who have addressed it in the past.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_who_have_addressed_both_Houses_of_the_United_Kingdom_Pa...


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Minivanman
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Re: Overstepping the mark?

@Luzern

"Kissinger said America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests" 

Ain't that the truth. If only more of us were more honest..... but then who's 'kissing-er' now? Cool_smiley


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Re: Overstepping the mark?

His ego exceeds his judgement.

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Re: Overstepping the mark?

Speaker Bercow is a hypocrite anyway, wasn't he the one who gave Winston Churchill's bust back to the Yeoville Office?

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Re: Overstepping the mark?

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-4202112/Special-relationship-Forget-writes-QUENTIN-LETTS.h...

Nailed it Thumbs_Up

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https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-relieve-john-bercow-of-his-duties-as-speaker?recruiter=351772...


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