British protesters vow not to let Trump rage die
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 02, 2017,
Mar 02, 2017, 18:46
The new slot falls just before Parliament returns from a recess, allowing Trump to bypass an address to protesting lawmakers.
The US President was expected to head to Britain in June for a trip where he would be afforded full pomp and ceremony.
The Daily Mail has reported that planners want to shift much of the United States president's trip - originally pencilled in for the first week in June - to the Queen's residence at Balmoral, Aberdeenshire, in a bid to deter protesters.
"The White House watches what happens over here surprisingly closely, and they don't want to create a scene for our sake either".
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who had dinner with the property billionaire in Washington DC last weekend, said Mr Trump is still determined to come. "But we promise that it's only going to get hotter", a spokesperson for the Stop Trump coalition told Sputnik. Every day the British government gets closer to Trump in its policies - from refusing to guarantee the basic rights of European Union migrants, to ending the Dubs Amendment scheme for child refugees.
It has been reported a large part of the USA president's trip will be shifted from London to the Queen's residence at Balmoral in a bid to deter protesters. "Whether he comes in spring or autumn, or to London, Birmingham or Scotland, we will meet him in huge number to say that the politics of hate and prejudice is not welcome here".
"Theresa May has badly miscalculated".
Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against US President Donald Trump in London, Britain February 20, 2017.
"As an example of fawning subservience, the prime minister holding hands [with Trump] would be hard to match", former Scottish first minister, Alex Salmond, said.
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "Trump should not be welcomed on a state visit to this country while he continues to propagate his anti-women, anti-Muslim and anti-Mexican policies".
Meanwhile, a new YouGov poll shows that 49 percent of Britons believe Trump's proposed state visit later this year should go ahead, with only 36 percent calling for it to be canceled.