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Mike refers to Prime Minister as 'Theresa The Appeaser'

Mike Gapes MP refers to PM May as 'Theresa the appeaser' for inviting President Trump to the United Kingdom. Below is his exchange with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

(Mike Gapes Labour/Co-operative, Ilford South): The British embassy in the United States has a very important page on a website that shows a list of presidential visits to the United Kingdom. Can the Foreign Secretary confirm that George W. Bush and Barack Obama were President for more than two years before they made a state visit, and that many previous Presidents did not have state visits at all, although they did visit this country in the course of their duties? Why on earth has Theresa the appeaser got this President here within a few months? [Interruption.]


John Bercow (Speaker of the House of Commons, Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority): Order. The hon. Gentleman will have heard the response to what he said, but my immediate reaction is that the matter—[Interruption.] Order. I do not require any assistance. My immediate reaction is that the matter is one of taste, rather than of order—and I certainly do not need any help from Andrew Bridgen, who would not have the foggiest idea where to start.

Boris Johnson (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs): May I therefore say, with your guidance, Mr Speaker, that I do find it distasteful to make comparisons between the elected leader of a great democracy and 1930s tyrants? I really have to say that I think it is inappropriate. As for the exact protocol of when the visit should take place—something about which Mike Gapes obviously cares very deeply—I cannot give him any guidance about that; it is a protocol matter.

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