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“Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has annoyed MPs by using the Queen’s diamond jubilee to ‘lecture’ her on gay rights.

The Queen was in Westminster Hall to speak at an event in celebration of her 60-year reign.

In an introduction speech that lasted almost as long as the Queen’s own speech, Mr Bercow called Her Majesty our “kaleidoscope Queen” and gave a thinly-veiled plug for gay marriage.
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Even the Prime Minister – who personally backs gay marriage – was caught on camera looking irritated by the Speaker’s brash actions.

Other distinguished members of the Westminster Hall audience visibly cringed at his words.

Mr Bercow is the president of gay rights group, Kaleidoscope Trust. Following his speech the group issued a press statement welcoming the choice of words.”

By Lafrowda Posted: March 21, 2012

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  • Lafrowda  |  March 21 2012, 6:29PM

    Is it right someone occupying such a priviliged position should misuse it to push a controversial subject and involve the Royal family. He should be removed from office. He can glory in his large pension, golden handshake, and title of martyr to the gay cause. But at least we can trust the office of speaker again.

  • sandyshaw  |  March 21 2012, 6:35PM

    Let's not involve the Royal Family, after all we didn't ask them to be heads of state did we? /Irony.

  • youngcornwall  |  March 21 2012, 7:44PM

    by Lafrowda "Is it right someone occupying such a priviliged position should misuse it to push a controversial subject and involve the Royal family." With the Queen being the defender of the faith, I would say controversial subjects such as those that contravene the teachings of the Bible, could not have been brought up at a more opportune time, what the Queen will do with this information remains to be seen, I suspect she will take it in her stride and put it down to the "dark forces" at work.

  • Lafrowda  |  March 21 2012, 8:22PM

    She is not the defender of the faith she promised to defend in her coronation vows that is for sure.

  • TheodoreV  |  March 21 2012, 9:20PM

    Bercow is a joke, outclassed only by his wife. Ironically he is there by virtue of Labour support, yet another thing we have to thank them for.

  • youngcornwall  |  March 22 2012, 10:01AM

    @ Lafrowda "She is not the defender of the faith she promised to defend in her coronation vows that is for sure." I would say the Queen is doing what she is able. We all know the "parable of the sower". We the people, like the seed need the right conditions to grow and prosper, but unlike the seed we have the ability to seek out the Truth, so we can bring our families and love ones up in the right conditions. Queen Elizabeth "To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this Treasure House, the BIBLE?"

  • Taxman100  |  March 22 2012, 12:18PM

    If John Bercow had a brain he would be dangerous. As it is, he hasn't, and he isn't! Pity the poor chap didn't read the ECHR's ruling on Gay marriage (published earlier the same day) before he opened his mouth!

 
 

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