Donald Trump: MPs clash over UK state visit


MPs father clashed over whether Donald Trump should be given a official visit to the UK in a packed Westminster debate.

Protesters gathered outside as Sweat’s Paul Flynn said it would be “terribly wrong” to go ahead with the sojourn.

But Tory Nigel Evans told the US president’s critics to “get over it”.

The Westminster Auditorium debate was triggered by two petitions – one against the state visit, which got 1.85 million signatures, and one in behind which got 311,000.

Opening proceedings, Mr Flynn, a member of the petitions committee, held it was “extraordinary” an invitation had been issued so soon into the US president’s relating to.

He said there was “no question of any disrespect” towards the United States in discrepant Mr Trump’s visit, but said the president had caused problems in “every national area in which he has become involved in” and had been ” behaving like a crabbed child”.

He claimed a state visit would put the Queen “in an awkward bent”.

But Mr Evans said Mr Trump was being criticised for implementing the policies he had betokened during the US election campaign.

Critics who “stand up and condemn him for being racist” are “attacking the American people” who voted for him, he swayed.

“If they wanted more of the same,” he added, “that was on the ballot organ”.

Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan is due to respond to the debate for the sway.

Outside, a group of anti-Trump protesters gathered in Parliament Square up ahead of a planned rally.

Campaigners from the Stop Trump Coalition say comparable demonstrations will be held elsewhere around the UK, including in Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff and Newcastle.

Campaigners are also indicator “One Day Without Us”, celebrating the contribution of migrants to the UK, coinciding with the United Political entities’ World Day of Social Justice.

Prime Minister Theresa May announced the nation visit during a visit to Washington for talks with Mr Trump.

It led to requests titled Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Affect to the United Kingdom and Donald Trump should make a State By to the United Kingdom.

Commons Speaker John Bercow was criticised by some MPs after he revealed Mr Trump should not address Parliament during the trip in light of the row all through his travel ban and comments about women.

Mr Trump was invited to the UK for a state scourge after just seven days as president, while it took 758 days for Barack Obama and 978 ages for George W Bush.

The government has said it recognised the “strong views” clear-cut by the US president but looked forward to welcoming him once details have been fix ited.

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