Philippine President Rages: Is He Unhinged?
‘Don’t f*** with us!’ Philippine President RAGES at European Union in FURIOUS tirade
PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte has warned the European Parliament “don’t f*** with us” after he was condemned for his plans to reinstate the death penalty.
09:25, Mon, Mar 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 12:52, Mon, Mar 20, 2017
President of the Philippines warns EU: ‘Don’t f*** with us’
The extraordinary rant came as EU bigwigs passed a resolution criticising the leader’s tough stance on drug convicts last week.European lawmakers said they were “deeply alarmed” by the reintroduction of the death penalty – adding capital punishment is considered “cruel and inhuman”.
Responding to the remarks, Mr Duterte, who previously referred to Barack Obama as a “son of a whore”, once again used colourful language to berate the European Parliament.
Rodrigo Duterte launched into a extraordinary rant directed at the European Parliament
“I’ll talk in English,” he told Filipino ex-pats on a two-day visit to Myanmar. “Do not impose your culture or your belief in what would be a government in this planet.“Do not impose on other countries, especially us. Why don’t you mind your own business? Why do you have to f*** with us, goddamn it?”
Why do you have to f*** with us, goddamn it?”
Since taking office in July 2016, the Filipino president has taken a hard approach to policing.
Rodrigo Duterte wants to reinstate the death penalty for drug convicts
A bloody drugs war has embroiled on the streets since, killing more than 7,000 people, with many of the dead suspected dealers and alleged drug addicts.Earlier this month, the country’s house of representatives approved a version of the death penalty bill.
The draft legislation, which needs the approval of senate, will allow the execution of drug convicts by hanging, firing squad or lethal injection.
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Warning: Graphic content. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a war on crime and drugs after winning the presidential elections on May 9, 2016. Several thousands of people have been killed since his inauguration
A resolution by EU lawmakers criticised the Asian country, arguing the death penalty “fails to act as a deterrent to criminal behaviour”.The body also called for the release of Philippine senator Leila de Lima, who was arrested in last month of drug trafficking charges which the EU said are “almost entirely fabricated”.
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Inmates watch as drug suspects are processed inside a police station on October 12, 2016 in Manila, Philippines
Ms De Lima was arrested last month on drug-related charges after strongly criticising the Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte’s hardline war on drugs.
The EU expressed concerns, noting that Amnesty International “regards senator De Lima as a prisoner of conscience”.
The fiery outburst from Mr Duterte comes as Downing Street revealed Theresa May will officially start the EU divorce talks next week.The UK prime minister is set to begin Brexit on March 29, beginning to two-year negotiating process.
Sir Tim Barrow, Britain’s ambassador to the EU, informed the office of European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday.
Following the news, Brexit Secretary David Davis said the country was now on the “threshold of the most importation negotiation” for a generation.
“The Government is clear in its aims: a deal that works for every nation and region of the UK and indeed for all of Europe – a new, positive partnership between the UK and our friends and allies in the EU,” Mr Davis said.
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