Defiant Bercow DISMISSES MP fury over his attack on 'racist' Trump as Lords counterpart says Speaker should be stripped of control over Westminster Hall speeches
Donald Trump has been invited for state visit to the UK this spring or summer
John Bercow said he would deny Trump honour of Westminster Hall speech
Commons Speaker railed at 'racism' and backed an 'independent judiciary'
Many MPs cheered and applauded his intervention in the chamber last night
But Bercow faces backlash from critics who say he has undermined neutral role
Tory MPs accuse him of 'grandstanding' and are considering no confidence vote
By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline
Published: 03:23 EST, 7 February 2017 | Updated: 10:15 EST, 7 February 2017
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Bercow was born to an English Jewish family in Edgware, London. His paternal grandparents were Jews from Romania who arrived in England a century ago. The son of a taxi driver, Bercow attended Frith Manor Primary School in Woodside Park, and Finchley Manorhill, a large comprehensive school in North Finchley. In his youth, Bercow had been ranked Britain's No.1 junior tennis player, but he was too short to pursue a professional career.