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‘NO’ STATE VISIT PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYS PARLIAMENT'S WESTMINSTER HALL

‘No’ State Visit President Donald Trump Says Parliament’s Westminster Hall

Following hours of debate in Parliament’s Westminster Hall the debate has been completed. There was overwhelming support for a ‘No’ to a State Visit for President Donald Trump to the UK.

‘No’ State Visit President Donald Trump Says Parliament's Westminster Hall

‘No’ State Visit President Donald Trump Says Parliament’s Westminster Hall – Donald Trump—Gage Skidmore (Flickr.com)

‘No’ State Visit for President Donald Trump Says Parliament’s Westminster Hall

There is website setup specifically highlighting the fact that there were close to almost 2 million signatures urging Parliament debate the question of whether the US President should be afforded the honour of a State Visit to the UK.

Moments ago, in the House of Commons following the discussion or debate of a petition to stop the state visit of Donald Trump to Britain. Many MPs are in favour of there being no state visit, though do not oppose the US president visiting. Signed by over 1.8 million people, despite which Theresa May was refusing to revisit the question of the State Visit – ‘saying she is looking forward to welcoming the US President to Britain’.

‘No’ State Visit for President Donald Trump Says Parliament’s Westminster Hall

It was a remarkable debate in which many members of Parliament wanted to participate. The UK is in the position of being a global leader, a defender of human rights, the rights of women, minorities and upholding the rule of law. It should come as no surprise to many who were continually supportive of the government position that a State Visit is not in the UK national interest were reminded of the concerns with Trump’s ties to Russia.

What does no state visit for President Donald Trump actually mean? No state visit for President Donald Trump actually means that we as the British people do not bestow one of our highest honours on a foreign state leader. Let us not forget that the Queen is also the head of state in Canada, where one governement through Justin Trudeau is clear. Clear on the stance against the politics of division. However the British government is seeking to befriend the President of the US in what it hopes will be beneficial for Britain post Brexit. Many, disagree.

Whether Theresa May’s government continues with a state visit despite all the vocal and vociferous oposition, time will tell. In short, Britain’s national interest is better served if it does truly listen to the will of the people, particularly when people are proactively voicing their concerns over the politics of divide and rule. We must stand for the rights of every individual in society if we are to make Britain Great again.