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06th Feb 2017

Donald Trump not welcome in Parliament, says ‘heroic’ Speaker Bercow

The speech drew cheers and applause from MPs


Commons Speaker, John Bercow, made it clear that President Trump will not be welcome to address parliament on his state visit.

Explaining that he was powerless to prevent a state visit from the newly-elected US president, Bercow said on Monday afternoon that he would use is role as one of the three ‘key-holders’ of Westminster Hall to stop Trump from addressing MPs ad peers. His unpresidented unprecedented intervention was greeted with cheers and applause from MPs.

“Before the imposition of the migrant ban, I would myself have been strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in Westminster Hall,” he explained.

“After the imposition of the migrant ban by President Trump, I am even more strongly opposed to an address from President Trump in Westminster Hall.”


Bercow’s speech was also well received by many outside of the House of Commons, too…