John Bercow should either resign or be removed from his position as Speaker of the House of Commons. The speaker should be impartial and should not make remarks that could cause embarrassment to the Government of the day.
John Bercow has made the most unbelievably political remarks for a Speaker and I cannot see how he can carry on. He is commenting on the immigration policy of another country. How can he stay as Speaker?
He should be forced to stand in Parliament and apologize for his remarks. The band-wagon around Donald Trump knows no bounds, even people in positions like John Bercow seem to want some of the action and grab headlines. What a pity The Speaker of the House of Commons couldn’t remain dignified and impartial, he has shamed Britain by being so ridiculous.
Theresa May should make it clear to Benjamin Netanyahu that Britain is against further Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. Israel has been doing exactly what it wants for years and years. How can they say they want peace with the Arab nations and continue to behave like this.
The United Nations on 22nd March 1979 made itself very clear “that the policy and practices of Israel in establishing settlements in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967 have no legal validity and constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East” It does not matter how many resolutions the international community passes, as long as Israel has the unbending support of the U.S, they will continue to do as they wish.
It is time now for the U.S to show the rest of the world, especially the Arab world that they treat all countries according to their actions. Donald Trump has a chance to change the Arab view of America by using his influence to change the direction that Israel is going in. Until the U.S lean heavily on Israel, Israel will continue to frustrate peace.
I am not against Israel, the fact that Israel has managed to survive and be strong while being surrounded by enemies is something that they should be proud of but for their own sake, it is time to seriously commit to the peace process.
The judge that decided to halt President Trumps policy banning admittance to the US from 7 mainly Muslim countries was wrong.
The policy which he ruled illegal was passed by Congress and Congress gave the president “the unreviewable authority to suspend the admission of any class of visitor”. I may be simple-minded but to my way of thinking, if something is voted in by the representatives of the people, in a democracy that means that it becomes the policy.
The only way this should be debated is whether it is constitutional and this would have to be examined by the Supreme Court. If they find that it is unconstitutional then fine, but for a judge to second guess Congress is wrong.
What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into U.S.?
It is all very well for people to be complaining about this policy and I understand why. I bet the people of France wish that their Government had taken strong actions to protect them, perhaps their security situation would be better than it is at the moment. I personally would welcome strong actions to protect Britain if the Government felt that it was necessary. As long as there are safeguards in place to ensure that the Government is not acting as a dictator.
Just been watching Newswatch on BBC One and the people that write in to complain about Nigel Farage being given airtime this week should stop moaning. Nigel Farage was, at one time, a loan voice urging Britain to leave the EU and everyone said he was mad. In the week that Parliament passes the bill to trigger article 50, I cannot think of a more appropriate person to interview.
This week he was also a news item himself following his brilliant attack on the EU parliament as you can see here. On matters relating to Europe he is not given disproportionate coverage, in 2014 UKIP, the party that he lead, won the European parliamentary elections in the UK with 4,376,635 votes. Perhaps this is a case of those on the other side of the referendum still having the taste of sour grapes in their mouths.
You have to see this video, it just shows how uncomfortable the truth can be sometimes. I have never voted UKIP and don’t believe I ever would but sometimes a politician comes along who just says it as it is, or as you think it; but would never actually say. What a shame he did not stay in the Conservative Party, it’s a real shame, the more politicians speak the truth the better.
The European Parliament should be ashamed of itself, it is totally undemocratic and heading toward massive failure. People will only be ruled in this way for so long and then it will all come crashing down.
Thank goodness for that, we are now on the long road to being free from the European Union. Parliament voted by a large majority 498-114 in favour of authorising the government to trigger article 50, the process for leaving the EU.
I believe that Theresa May is tough enough to either get a good deal or stick to her word and walk away without a deal if necessary. It would be very damaging to Europe if she was placed in that position, Britain would be forced to attract business by offering lower tax rates for inward investment than the EU can offer, they would lose business.
Hopefully a good deal for both sides will be reached but if not we are still better off controlling our own borders, making our own laws and kicking out our own Government every five years if we decide to in a General Election. I would much rather live under those conditions than have a European commissioner that I do not know, making rules that I have to live under with no direct way of holding him/her to account. Those that say we do have those rights, referring to European Parliament elections, know full well that no one pays any attention to those elections. In the minds of British people it has and will always be about our Parliament and the MP’s we send there.