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Donald Trump Has Been Blocked From Visiting Parliament Because Of His "Racism"
"An address by a foreign leader to both houses of parliament is not an automatic right, it is an earned honour," John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, announced.
By Jim Waterson

Donald Trump should not be given the honour of addressing both houses of parliament on his state visit to Britain later this year because of his “sexism” and “racism”, the speaker of the House of Commons announced on Monday in an extraordinary intervention that drew applause from MPs.

John Bercow, who was a Conservative MP before he becoming the politically neutral presiding officer, said said he would personally block any attempt to allow Trump to address both houses of parliament in the medieval Westminster Hall, an honour given to Barack Obama in 2011.

In a rare break with convention, Bercow declared in no uncertain terms his opposition to the state visit.

“We value our relationship with the United States,” Bercow said in response to a point of order from Labour MP Stephen Doughty. “If a state visit takes place, that is way beyond beyond and above the pay grade of the speaker.

“However, as far as this place [the House of Commons] is concerned, 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.

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anonymous asked:

Hello! I just stumbled on this blog by complete accident, and it's interesting to read your posts about akechi! I'm sorry if this actually comes of rude or ignorant or whatever, but i'm genuinely curious about life in orphanages in japan. Your akechi seems to be awfully not fond of it, and i guess the same with go with canon akechi actually. What are you thoughts?

OH MY GOSH? im really flattered that you found them interesting, and im more flattered that you actually want to hear my thoughts on such a delicate subject. youre not being rude or anything!!

i very well cant give proper opinions on a subject without laying down the facts first, though, and surprisingly, other than passing mentions and links to an article or two, no one really talked about just how awful the system is in japan, and in turn how it affected goro, so let me talk about the system while adding in my own commentary


spoilers and very, very, very, VERY heavy text under the cut. im so sorry mobile users

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