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Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:57 PM

9. MPs campaign to have Donald Trump's UK state visit cancelled

Activists say Trump’s three-day visit from 3 June will prompt ‘huge mobilisation’
Matthew Weaver, Rowena Mason and Caroline Davies
Tue 23 Apr 2019 14.49 EDT First published on Tue 23 Apr 2019 03.11 EDT

Theresa May has been criticised for allowing Donald Trump to make a state visit in June for D-day commemorations, with MPs orchestrating a campaign to stop the US president addressing parliament.

Labour said it “beggars belief” that the government is offering the red-carpet treatment to Trump given his attacks on British and American values. Backbenchers began gathering signatures for a petition aiming to force the cancellation of the trip.

The three-day trip starting on 3 June was confirmed by Buckingham Palace and the White House on Tuesday. The initial invitation was extended soon after Trump took office but a planned state visit in 2018, with all its pomp and ceremony, was downgraded to an official visit amid security concerns.

This time, Trump is likely to dine with the Queen, attend discussions with May in Downing Street and join an event in Portsmouth to mark the D-day landings.


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