March 29, 2017

Cancel 'disgusting' Trump's visit: UK MPs

23 February 2017, 12:53 | Clarence Schmidt

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Conservative MPs defend Trump from accusations of racism and sexism.

A similar petition a year ago calling to ban Trump from the country also received enough signatures to merit discussion in Parliament.

A spokesman for Downing Street, the headquarters of the British government, told the United Kingdom tabloid The Mirror that "there is a process for state visits".

The post UK MPs to Debate Donald Trump's State Visit Amid Nationwide Protests appeared first on SIGNAL.

MPs today debated Trump's trip after 1.8m people signed a petition calling for the state visit to be scrapped, with questions raised about the timing of the invitation from Downing Street, after it was extended just days into the President's tenure.

Demonstrators will gather outside the Buchanan galleries in central Glasgow and at the Mound in Edinburgh, where people will also protest for the rights of European Union nationals.

"You don't normally invite somebody 'round for Christmas with your relatives the first time you meet them", Chris Bryant, a Labour MP and former minister who once oversaw state visits, said in an interview.

Some lawmakers argued it was right for Trump to be given the honour of a state visit. "I would say that Donald Trump has done nothing to be honored for".

"He is going to go down in history as being roundly condemned for being the only politician to deliver on his promises", Evans said. "And for those who find it hard to understand that the American people voted for Donald Trump, get over it because he's President of the United States!". "They voted for him in the States for one of a number of reasons, but we don't have to accept him here".

Now, almost two million British people want to give Trump a taste of his own vile medicine by denying him the right to enter the United Kingdom.

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The petition states that because of his "well-documented misogyny and vulgarity", the US president "should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen".

Addressing the crowd was Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, who condemned the new USA administration's "dark shadow of racism and anti-immigrant sentiment".

Conservative MP Edward Leigh responded, asking, "Which of us has not made some ridiculous sexual comment sometime in our past?" It's not likely to derail his state visit this time either.

Mr Khan said the executive-ordered travel ban aimed at people from seven Muslim-majority countries, which has stalled in the USA courts, and the suspension of refugee admissions were reasons not to be "rolling out the red carpet".

"When we stand up in this country and condemn [Trump] for being racist.we're actually attacking the American people."
"No doubt many of my constituents, who daily make a wonderful contribution to this country, feel the same". "I'm having difficulty hearing the minister", he said.

In Jan. 2015, the question was whether the US presidential candidate should be allowed into the country. "He's normalizing racism and misogyny and Islamophobia". Another mentioned the recent state visit by Xi Jinping, whose control of the press in China threatens free speech a lot more than offhand comments about the media being "enemies of the people" do.

While Sir Alan was speaking, a noisy demonstration - which one MP called a "Greek chorus of disapproval" - was taking place outside Parliament along with others in Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff and Newcastle.

He said: "We're inviting Trump here?"

Other speakers linked the rise of Trump to Brexit.

There has been no indication that this is something Trump wants to do, and it may not be an option anyway.

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