- United Kingdom
The House of Commons is attempting to organise a vote of no confidence in John Bercow, MP, and House Speaker. This vote is, I believe, undemocratic, tantamount to harassment. It is a continuation of the illegitimate use of the media to smear politicians, dignitaries, and other civic representatives, in pursuit of a nationalistic agenda driven by racism, xenophobia, and fear mongering.
The House Speaker is legally entitled to decide who can speak in Westminster Hall. Bercow's statement regarding Trump was a clear exercise of his entitled right as Speaker of the House. The issue of etiquette, one raised by many, is separate to the law - the two should not be muddled.
Therefore, this petition shows support for Bercow and demands the protestors, the right wing Tories clamouring for his resignation, should provide clear legal evidence to support their challenge. Without that, they should offer a statement of apology to the House Speaker.