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British politicians call for Donald Trump’s State Visit to be cancelled

Queen embroiled in row over Trump State Visit

A significant number of British MPs, including two party leaders, have called for Donald Trump’s State Visit to the United Kingdom to be cancelled following travel restrictions he has put in place to some immigrants.

The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, has said that he is not happy for President Trump’s State Visit to go ahead while the controversial bans preventing people from entering the USA based on their country of origin are in place.

Speaking to Robert Peston, Mr Corbyn said: “I’m not happy with him coming here until that ban is lifted, quite honestly.”

He added: “It’s slightly odd he should be invited so quickly, particularly in view of the statements he’s made, and I suspect this visit is something that might find its way into the long grass.”

He also said that Buckingham Palace should “absolutely not rush” in making arrangements for the visit, which is expected to take place later this year.

The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, has also waded into the debate saying that Her Majesty’s invitation was “hasty”. He was also critical of Prime Minister, Theresa May, saying that Trump “can smell desperation from 3,000 miles away.”

Dr Sarah Wollaston, Conservative Chair of Health Select Committee, also released a statement, saying that if the visit does go ahead, the President shouldn’t be allowed to address both Houses of Parliament from Westminster Hall

“On his forthcoming State visit, I don’t think Trump should be invited to address both Houses of Parliament from Westminster Hall. Westminster Hall has great significance & should be reserved for leaders who have made an outstanding positive difference in the world. That doesn’t include Mr Trump.

“Those who wish to fawn over him should be free to do so in the Royal Gallery as normal. Not Westminster Hall thanks. Not really a story was it? Trump really is a sickening piece of work. That’s the story.”

The Queen invited Donald Trump to visit the UK on a State Visit earlier this week.

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, confirmed at a press conference that President Trump and the First Lady, Melania Trump, will be travelling to the country later this year.

It is likely that the President will stay at Windsor Castle, partly due to major refurbishment works that will be taking place at Buckingham Palace.

The controversy has deepened since the announcement, however, when Trump signed executive orders banning people who were born in certain countries from entering the US.

The blanket ban is believed to affect over half a billion people worldwide, including many famous faces such as Somali-born Sir Mo Farah, and Iraqi-born British MP, Nadhim Zahawi.

Although The Queen doesn’t personally decide who does and who doesn’t embark on State Visits to the UK, the government always sends invitations out in Her Majesty’s name.

The Queen, and members of The Royal Family will also be host to Mr Trump when he does visit Britain at some point in the next eleven months.

As a result, the 90-year-old Monarch and her family find themselves in the centre of this extraordinary diplomatic row.

Royal Central will be bringing you ongoing coverage on President Trump’s State Visit to the UK in the months to come.

  • Dove

    He should not step foot in this country nor should any member of his team including Vice President and senators who have sanctioned or been in favour of such atrocities . We should not and cannot be allowed to show solidarity or in any way support such contemptible degrading xenophobic homophobic racist sexist deplorable man

    • PastryGoddess

      All the Yups!

    • Melissa

      I’ve said twice before that HM shouldn’t be subjected to this buffoon and both times I’ve received vitriolic responses.

    • luigi pasquali

      He is our President, so you Brits can get over it. Also, please get over the fact that we are no longer a colony of Great Britain. Your Royals seem to think they are better than the lowly American President and your Queen should not lower herself to even have dinner with this serf. In your minds, you are superior to our President morally, intellectually and socially, eh?

      • Animosity4U

        Not My President!

      • Mimi

        Not MY president.

  • luigi pasquali

    Unfortunately, the U.S. is not a part of the United Kingdom, and could bring Britain to its knees economically just as Britain did to the U.S. 205 years ago. The War of 1812 was a despicable war in which England tried in vain to put a stranglehold on America by blockading her ports.

    • Animosity4U

      Don’t fool yourself we are not that powerful. we need them as much as they need us!

  • Animosity4U

    The Queen made a mistake. It happens. She needs to dis-invite him!

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