Jeremy Corbyn also Refuses State Dinner with Donald Trump
The leader of the British Labor party, Jeremy Corbyn, will not be present at a state dinner for US President Donald Trump. Earlier John Bercow, the president of the British House of Commons, had refused.
At the invitation of Queen Elizabeth, President Donald Trump pays a state visit to the United Kingdom on 3, 4 and 5 June. The visit is mainly dedicated to the commemoration of D-Day, the day on which 75 years ago predominantly British and American soldiers invaded France en masse.
But not everyone is set up with the arrival of the American president.
The leader of the British Labor party, Jeremy Corbyn, announced today that he would not be present at a state dinner for the American president.
According to Corbyn, Prime Minister Theresa May should not roll out the red carpet for a state visit to “honour a president who is tearing up international treaties, supporting the denial of climate change and using a racist and hateful discourse.”
“Maintaining an important relationship with the United States does not require the splendour and formality of a state visit,” said Corbyn.
“It is disappointing that the prime minister has once again chosen to get through this dust for this American government.” He said he was willing to meet Trump to “talk about all the important things.”