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Swinson: Lib Dems wholeheartedly oppose Trump state visit

April 23, 2019 5:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on reports that Donald Trump is set to make a state visit to the UK in the summer, Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesperson Jo Swinson MP said:

"It is extremely disappointing that Trump has been granted a state visit in June when the opposition to rolling out the red carpet for him has been communicated widely.

"Theresa May can be in no doubt about what message this sends to the rest of the world.

"This is a man who seeks to spread division and alienate minorities in his own country, and across ours. When the Government are trying desperately to pull us away from our partners in Europe, this is not the relationship we should be cultivating.

"Liberal Democrats demand better. And we wholeheartedly oppose pulling out all the stops for someone who shows so little respect for the diversity and communities that we celebrate here in the UK."