"“An address by a foreign leader to both houses of Parliament is not an automatic right. It is an earned honor, Bercow told MPs on Monday.
“Before the imposition of the migrant ban, I would myself have been strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in Westminster Hall. After the imposition of the migrant ban, I am even more strongly opposed…
“I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and to sexism and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations in the House of Commons,” he added." usatoday
Smug. Pretentious. Self-congratulatory, Vertically challenged = John Simon Bercow
In 1775 the colonists in North America did not wish to reject their king, however repellent George III may have been. No, what they objected to was the smug assertion of authority over the colonies by the Westminster Parliament and resulting taxation without representation as well as most of the other grievances listed in the Declaration of Independence. Some attitudes never seem to change.
Is it not correct that the UK wants a special trade agreement with the United States? Both Teresa May and Bercow have now offended the head of state and head of government of the US.
Is this the way to obtain that agreement? pl