Jeremy Corbyn: Trump is putting ‘millions of lives’ at risk – but the Tories give him a ‘red carpet welcome’
Jeremy Corbyn has accused Donald Trump of placing the lives of tens of millions of individuals in danger as he criticised the federal government for welcoming the US president to the UK.
Talking as Mr Trump landed within the UK to kick off a four-day journey, the Labour chief stated Theresa Could was mistaken to be “rewarding” the “politics of division”.
The Republican’s “harmful and inhumane insurance policies” have been “placing the lives and wellbeing of tens of millions of individuals in danger”, Mr Corbyn stated.
Mr Trump landed at Stansted Airport on Thursday afternoon to start his first journey to the UK since changing into president. He attended a dinner at Blenheim Palace on Thursday night and can maintain talks with Theresa May at Chequers on Friday.
He may also meet the Queen at Windsor Fortress earlier than travelling to Scotland, the place he’s anticipated to go to one in all his golf programs.
Lots of of hundreds of persons are anticipated to take to the streets to protest towards the US president, with 100 demonstrations deliberate throughout the UK.
Labour had referred to as repeatedly for Mr Trump’s invitation to be withdrawn in response to his controversial insurance policies and feedback on Muslims, immigrants, girls and different minority teams.
Talking because the Republican arrived in Britain, Mr Corbyn stated: “Theresa Could has invited President Trump to our nation at a time when his harmful and inhumane insurance policies are placing the lives and wellbeing of tens of millions of individuals in danger.”
He added: “We’re dedicated to dialogue, together with after all with these we strongly disagree with and in authorities we might discover a solution to work together with his administration whereas additionally standing up for our values.
“However as a substitute the Tories are rewarding President Trump with a pink carpet welcome.
“We should present Trump and the Tories that we are able to and we are going to defeat the politics of division.”
Ms Could welcomed her US counterpart with a black tie dinner with enterprise leaders at Bleinheim Palace, Winston Churchill’s former house.
Talking on the occasion, she emphasised the mutual advantages of the financial ties between the UK and the US.
She stated: “Again and again, the frequent threads that maintain us collectively – our shared historical past, our shared values, our shared language and tradition – conspire to encourage mutual respect, and to make the USA and the UK not simply the closest of allies, however the dearest of buddies.
“Right now, that friendship manifests itself in some ways. As was the case in Churchill’s time, and in a few years earlier than and since, it’s there in our joint efforts to guard our shared safety – whether or not by focusing on Daesh [Isis] terrorists or standing as much as Russian aggression.
“However in 2018 that friendship is simply as deep in our two nations’ dedication to our shared prosperity.”
Trump touches down within the UK
Ms Could stated the UK is the most important abroad investor within the US, investing greater than France and Germany mixed and 30 per cent greater than every other nation, and pointed out that greater than 1,000,000 People work for British-owned corporations.
And he or she stated Brexit supplied an “unprecedented alternative” to barter a UK-US commerce deal and “tear down the bureaucratic limitations that frustrate enterprise leaders on each side of the Atlantic”.
She advised Mr Trump: “Mr President, Sir Winston Churchill as soon as stated that ‘to have the USA at our facet was, to me, the best pleasure’.
“The spirit of friendship and co-operation between our international locations, our leaders and our individuals, that the majority particular of relationships, has a protracted and proud historical past.
“Now, for the good thing about all our individuals, allow us to work collectively to construct a extra affluent future.”