February 14, 2017

Theresa May “shows her contempt” as red carpet rolled out for Trump

  • British government rejects 2 million-strong petition before it is even debated in parliament
    Theresa May accused of showing “contempt for her own people” while “siding with a bigoted megalomaniac” – drawing parallels with Bush and Blair
  • Campaigners pledge mass protests on February 20th for migrants’ rights, including large rally outside parliament; and biggest demonstration in British history when Trump comes to UK
  • The British government has this morning announced that it is rejecting a petition of 2 million people before it is even debated in parliament next Monday and stated that it “looks forward to welcoming President Trump once dates and arrangements are finalised.”

A spokesperson for the Stop Trump coalition said:
“Nearly two million Britons called on their government not to roll out the red carpet for a man who has instigated a travel ban on Muslims and whose bigoted racist and sexist statements are well known. Theresa May has shown her contempt for people asking for her to take a stand against racism – and sided with a bigoted megalomaniac instead.

“Theresa May wants to sell the values of tolerance and respect down the river for trade deals and influence with a far right administration.

“In recent weeks, we have witnessed an outpouring of opposition to the politics of hatred and division that Donald Trump represents. Tens of thousands have taken to the streets at barely a day’s notice – many of them new to protest and politics.

“The government is ignoring the voices of millions of British people, and those who oppose Donald Trump have no option but to mobilise in their millions. On February 20th, tens of thousands all take part in protests nationwide for migrants’ rights. And if and when Donald Trump comes to the UK, we will organise the biggest demonstration in British history.

“Tony Blair was sunk by his sordid relationship with a right wing President – and so will May.”