Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn row in Parliament

Theresa May and Donald Trump

PRIME MINISTER’S question time today (February 1) saw a furious exchange between Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over the proposed State Visit of Donald Trump following her visit to the USA.

Referring to the recent actions taken by the new president and the fact that 1.8 million British residents voters had already signed an online petition to cancel the visit, Mr Corbyn asked whether the prime minister would cancel or downgrade the visit.

Mr Corbyn insisted that the US President had already nullified international agreements, praised the use of torture, was inciting hatred against Muslims and treated women’s rights badly.

Mrs May responded to the House saying “He can lead a protest, I’m leading a country.”

She then went on to say that the Labour policy was to insult Britain’s “most important ally” and when asked what she had achieved with her visit, she stated;

 “I was able to build on the relationship we have with our most important ally and to get some very significant commitments from President Trump and crucial among these was a 100 per cent commitment to Nato, Nato which keeps us safe and which keeps Europe safe too.”

Mrs May did admit that she didn’t agree with all of his decisions but most had been spoken about prior to his election.

Interestingly, photographs depicting Mrs May and President Trump whilst still available to view on the No 10 flickr page may no longer be downloaded whilst other images can.


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