Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has condemned the announcement that the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, will be taking part in a state visit to the UK in June.
Daniel Zeichner MP, said: “I am extremely disappointed to hear that President Trump will be making a state visit to the UK in June. His views are dangerous and divisive and we should not be rolling out the red carpet for someone who promotes Britain First propaganda and incites hatred using dog whistle politics.
“Tensions in the UK may very well be strained shortly after the EU elections, so I do not understand how it was decided that this is the right time to invite such a contentious figure. The visit will no doubt spark protests on the streets; Trump is not welcome in the UK, particularly not in Cambridge.”
“Of course, working with global partners is very important to both Cambridge and the UK, but Donald Trump has shown no sign of being capable of international collaboration; instead he has criticised the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Iran Nuclear Deal. This is not a man who can think and act in a collegiate way, so he should not have the privilege of staying in Buckingham Palace and the other honours of a state visit.”
President Trump is scheduled to visit the UK between the 3rd and 5th June 2019.