Vince: Trump is damaging our traditional alliance with America

I’m proud of Vince for not going to the State Banquet in honour of Donald Trump tonight.  I am horrified that the biggest welcome our country has is being given to this racist misogynist who has the absolute nerve to slag off London’s mayor as he comes in to land. Trump is an utterly graceless individual.

Vince Cable set out why he opposes Trump’s visit in an interview with BBC News.

The Lib Dems are joining the Trump protest tomorrow, meeting at 10:30 am outside Canada House on Trafalgar Square.

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  • John Marriott 4th Jun '19 - 9:57am

    It’s only Tuesday and already I’m getting pretty tired of the “you said”/ “no, you said”. It’s a pity that the Mayor of London had seen fit to write that piece in The Observer on the eve of Trump’s visit. Of course the latter would reply, and in not very diplomatic language. At least, judging by the photos, her Maj appeared to be pleased so see him, although I see that they kept Prince Philip safely away just in case.

    Whether intentionally or not, that would be my reaction as well – I prefer to ignore what is clearly an ‘event’ that is designed to play well with the media on the other side of the pond and particularly with Trump’s core supporters. Any funny business will simply play into the hands of the far right and its apologists.

    With talk of a Faragian involvement in Brexit talks, the prospect of a Johnson Tory leadership win and don’t rule out a pact between them and the Brexit Party at the next General Election (which could be sooner rather than later) and that nightmare scenario I alluded to on LDV before the last US Presidential Elections could actually happen. It went something like this:

    ‘Airforce One lands at London Airport and out steps President Donald Trump to be greeted by British PM Boris Johnson PM and his Deputy Nigel Farage MP.’

    Well, I may have got the airport wrong; but, unless sanity returns to politics, both here and in the USA, the other three predictions are in grave danger of coming true!

  • Michael Cole 4th Jun '19 - 11:05am

    Vince is quite right.

    Trump’s climate change denial makes him a criminal in my book, apart from all the other stuff.

    Salute the uniform, not the man.

  • Richard Underhill 4th Jun '19 - 12:12pm

    “All you really need to know is that he was endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan”
    2016, Presidential candidate, Mrs H. Clinton. In my view someone who could do the job.

  • Did Vince speak at the rally today? Or did any LibDem? The media has reported speeches by Corbyn and Caroline Lucas, but I haven’t seen anything about us. I know we had people marching, but did we have a speaker? If not, why not??

  • Richard Underhill 5th Jun '19 - 11:51am

    The Canadian Prime Minister is most welcome.

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