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Watch: Queen’s funeral ‘the most important event the world will ever see’ claims Speaker of the House of Commons

18 Sep 2022 3 minute read
Speaker Lindsay Hoyle on the BBC.

Move over the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the invention of the wheel, and the moon landing – the funeral of the Queen will be “the most important event the world will ever see” according to the speaker of the House of Commons.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle said that politics should not “overshadow” the ceremony after he was embroiled in a row over a Chinese delegation’s attendance at Westminster Hall.

His comments came after Iain Duncan Smith claimed in the Telegraph that the “establishment” had “leant” on Hoyle to force him to admit a Chinese delegation into Westminster Hall.

But speaking to the BBC’s Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg, Lindsay Hoyle tried to defuse the political row by placing the focus back on the Queen’s funeral.

“We should not allow anything to overshadow the most important event the world will ever see — and that’s the funeral of her Majesty,” he said.

“The passing of her Majesty has brought people together, so we shouldn’t be distracted by others, and I think that’s the problem that we’re seeing.

“People always want a different story and a different angle. What I want to do is keep focused — this is about the royal family, this is about their grief, this is about the people of this country coming together to pay their respects.”

Eralier he said: “Nobody has been leaning on me at all. Far from it.

“My view remains the same, that we would not welcome a reception in parliament. And that’s when I stopped the ambassador and accredited Chinese from coming into the House of Commons.

“So let’s be clear, to hold a reception in the House of Commons when MPs and a peer has been sanctioned is not acceptable. My view remains the same and nothing has changed.

“The sanction against those accredited officials remains in place and will remain so.”

‘Appeasement’

Writing in the Telegraph Iain Duncan Smith had said that it was “clear and obvious that the establishment leant on the Speakers to give way”.

“The people that win at the end of the day, are the Chinese Communist party which is a brutal, dictatorial and anti-human rights organisation and all we’ve done is given them another victory.

“It looks like appeasement is back, alive and well in the British establishment.”

Chinese president Xi Jinping will not attend the Queen’s funeral tomorrow, sending his deputy, Wang Qishan, in his stead


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Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
10 days ago

What an extraordinary and misguided claim. ‘The most important event the world will ever see’ will not be seen by me. I’m not watching it. Maybe I’m the only one. Oh well, there we are.

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
10 days ago

To quote my nan: “I’ve had s***s I’ve considered more important our Cathy”…

I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
10 days ago

……meanwhile, in Samarkand, Turkey, Russia, China, India, Iran, Pakistan etc, move toward a new economic system which may, probably will, exit the western dollar.
England still dreams of being the worlds belly button, but dream on………….
Thing is, what can Cymru do to keep our people warm and fed within the current system in West Europe? Can we nationalise power, land and water, aid our farmers and take advice from crop experts?

Last edited 10 days ago by I.Humphrys
Jim
Jim
10 days ago
Reply to  I.Humphrys

You are on the nail I.H. The shift in global power from West to East is possibly the most important event the World will ever see….and it’s happening now.

George Atkinson
George Atkinson
10 days ago
Reply to  I.Humphrys

I don’t know, China and Russia’s economies are crashing harder than anyone elses at the moment.

I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
10 days ago

Saudi Arabia moving closer to Russia, could mean bigger trouble for the West, as the dollar is dependent to a large extent on Saudi oil. The trajectory for all of us, especially West Europe, is horrible to view. Cymru should prepare.

hdavies15
hdavies15
9 days ago
Reply to  I.Humphrys

There is no doubt that the global picture is being reconfigured and key nations are seeing that while they may find the US $ useful it need not be the dominant currency any longer. With $ less important the £ and euro shift into the “lower divisions” simply because those economies are stagnated by being focussed on different priorities. Turkey is a weak economy put seems to be deciding that hitching a lift from new friends will do more good than ties to the creaking EU. Sadly the knee jerk reaction of most Western economies will be to build more… Read more »

Frank
Frank
10 days ago

“Move over Jesus Christ”. Did he really say that? Surely not! The Saes are so up themselves it’s unbelievable!! Did anyone witness the queen healing the sick and bringing back the dead?

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
10 days ago
Reply to  Frank

One needs to recall the context. Despite being originally elected as a Labour MP he accepted a knighthood, i.e. agreed to become part of the Establishment, and now as Speaker will be expecting to get a warm seat in the Lords when he gets thrown out or resigns from his current post. Recall that John Bercow rocked the boat by being sensible and so the ‘ususal reward’ was with held from him.

Petra Thomas
Petra Thomas
10 days ago

The “brutal, dictatorial and anti-human rights organisation” to which this overblown man refers has to be his beloved Tory party, surely?

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
10 days ago

HOC speaker Lindsay Hoyle hasn’t a clue what he’s talking about. The Queen’s funeral will be the most important event the world will ever see rubbish? Does he do standup comedy in his spare time? I’ve never liked the man. He’s a pompous red Tory who has brown-nosed his way up the political ladder. Firstly, the end of WW2 is the most important event the world has ever seen, not the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. I’d like to educate this sychophantic fool that up to 40,000,000 to 50,000,000 millon people died during this conflict. Also, until her death the… Read more »

WilliamsG
WilliamsG
10 days ago

How much longer will this crazy circus go on ? Enforced mourning for everyone, the royal family attending events dressed up like Christmas trees, insincere speeches about the love of Wales and Scotland. How much more of this madness can everyone take ?

Andrew
Andrew
10 days ago

Best thing since sliced bread.

defaid
defaid
10 days ago
Reply to  Andrew

😂

Gareth
Gareth
10 days ago

And in the real world , Antigua and Barbuda will hold a referendum to ditch English royalty, following other nations, such as Barbados who dropped QE2 in 2021.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
10 days ago

Deluded. Other countries are looking at the UK in real puzzlement – how have we become so conditioned ! ?

Stephen Mahoney
Stephen Mahoney
10 days ago

What a snivelling gimp. Imagine being an old man and being called Lindsay.
It’s not even the most important thing happening in my house tomorrow, I’m cooking steak for dinner and looking forward to it.

Stephen Mahoney
Stephen Mahoney
10 days ago

If anyone wants a truer reflection of how others view the UK monarchy and this mawkish mournfest unfolding before you take a look at other countries news feeds, it’s a story, in most cases not even the lead! There’s some cracking Irish podcasts out there that have covered this, the most popular is David McWilliams on acast, he did one on the royals a couple days ago, and the vast majority in Ireland would concur word for word with macca. What is happening to the UK?, seriously! This is North Korean level spin, bulls*it and propaganda.

David Smith
David Smith
9 days ago

The desperate death rattle of a dying state perhaps?

David Charles pearn
David Charles pearn
3 days ago

She was 96 for goodness sake, hoyle must have forgotten JFK assassination, the horrendous Aberfan disaster, moon landing 🤔 etc.

George Atkinson
George Atkinson
10 days ago

Waaaaay more important than the end of WW2 or man landing on the moon.Sphincter kissing twerp.

Quornby
Quornby
10 days ago

What planet is Hoyle from?

Quornby
Quornby
10 days ago

I always thought that Hoyle was a bit strange. He’s confirmed my diagnosis.

hdavies15
hdavies15
9 days ago
Reply to  Quornby

Follows in the fine traditions of Speakers from ranks of Labour – remember George Thomas, not Tonypandy’s finest !

Cwm Rhondda
Cwm Rhondda
9 days ago
Reply to  hdavies15

George Thomas the quintessential Dic Sion Dafydd

Cwm Rhondda
Cwm Rhondda
9 days ago

Fool

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