Donald Trump and Britain’s Theresa May

London 4 February anti-Trump demonstration poster

By Steve Sweeney in Britain:

May’s Shady Trump-Style Track Record (and his invite still stands too)

Wednesday 1st February 2017

Campaigners condemn PM’s ‘racist’ policies as home secretary

THERESA MAY is under growing pressure to come clean over when she knew about US President Donald Trump’s “Muslim Ban” as campaigners highlighted her own “Trump-style” track record on immigration.

Following days of speculation and calls for her to say whether she was told about the executive order before she invited the US president on an official state visit, a Downing Street press spokeswoman refused to deny reports that the Prime Minister was informed by Mr Trump during their Washington talks on Friday.

Her continued failure to speak out against Mr Trump and his planned state visit saw around 5,000 people demonstrating outside Downing Street on Monday night as she was branded “Theresa the appeaser.”

Home Secretary Amber Rudd blasted the travel ban yesterday as divisive and a “propaganda coup” for Isis.

Despite the protests and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s demand that she retract the invite, Ms May insisted at a joint press conference with Irish premier Enda Kenny in Dublin yesterday that Mr Trump’s state visit would go ahead as planned.

The issue will now be debated in Parliament on February 20 as a petition opposing the visit has reached over 1.6 million signatures.

A rival petition supporting Mr Trump’s invite has been signed by just 114,000 and will also be debated.

Ms May, who famously referred to the Tories as “the nasty party,” has been accused of leaving a “toxic legacy” as home secretary because of her support for a string of “Trump-style” policies.

In 2013 she sent vans across London with billboards threatening foreign nationals to “Go Home or Face Arrest.”

The vans caused uproar and accusations of racism with even then Ukip leader Nigel Farage condemning their use.

A string of complaints led to a race-hate inquiry by the Advertising Standards Authority as then shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper acccused Ms May of using the language of the National Front.

Ms May was embroiled in further controversy in 2012 when she revoked London Metropolitan University’s licence to sponsor overseas students, leaving 2,000 faced with the prospect of being forced to leave the country.

And in a speech outlining reasons to scrap support for the Human Rights Act she made the false claim that it helps people like “the illegal immigrant who cannot be deported because — and I am not making this up — he had a pet cat.” (She was making it up.)

As Prime Minister she has backed Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s racist plans for bosses to draw up lists of foreign workers. However the government was forced into a spectacular U-turn after the plans were branded sinister and “fascist.”

At Tory Conference in 2016 the Prime Minister announced plans to increase the number of British doctors working in the NHS saying that foreign doctors will be allowed to stay “until further numbers are trained,” leading to fears they would be deported.

People’s Assembly national organiser Tom Griffiths told the Star: “Theresa May is a racist. She was responsible for sending vans across London telling people to ‘Go Home’ and as prime minister supported plans for employers to make lists of foreign workers.

“The fact that May is so close to Trump shouldn’t surprise anyone. It’s essential that everyone who wants a fairer society, everyone that opposes racism and Islamophobia should be standing together, saying No to Trump and shame on May.”

A major national Stand Up to Trump demonstration, called by Stop the War Coalition and supported by Stand Up to Racism, the People’s Assembly and the Muslim Association of Britain, will gather at the US embassy, Grosvenor Square, London W1A from 11am on Saturday February 4 before marching to Downing Street.

In an outpouring of opposition to US President Donald Trump and in defence of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, thousands of people attended protests Monday throughout the UK. Denunciations of Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May for their Islamophobia were central to the protests. Protestors were overwhelming young. A number considered themselves socialists and supporters of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: here.

THERESA MAY’s Home Office put NHS bosses under “immense pressure” to hand over confidential patient information in a bid to trace illegal immigrants, it was claimed yesterday: here.

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  2. Thursday 2nd February 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

    Labour leader hits out over state visit invitation

    by Felicity Collier

    JEREMY Corbyn slammed Theresa May yesterday for her failure to condemn Donald Trump’s travel ban.

    The Labour leader asked Ms May during Prime Minister’s Questions whether she had been known in advance of the US president’s plans to deny entry to refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.

    The Prime Minister flatly denied that she had been informed that the ban would target refugees before it was brought in — or that it could affect Britons.

    Grilled by Mr Corbyn whether she had tried to stop Mr Trump from imposing the racist ban, Ms May dodged the issue, responding that Mr Trump had laid out the plans in his election campaign, so they were widely known.

    “The question is how you respond,” Ms May said, sneering that the job of government is “not to take to the streets in protest.”

    At last week’s PMQs, she told the Commons that she was “not afraid to speak frankly to the president of the United States.”

    Mr Corbyn demanded that Britain uphold the 1951 Refugee Convention, which commits Britain, the US and 142 other countries to accept refugees, regardless of their race, religion or country of origin.

    Previously, the Labour leader had written to Ms May warning that the convention is undermined by Mr Trump’s policy.

    Ms May insisted that British citizens would not be affected by the restrictions, and said the government would offer assurance to EU nationals in a white paper being published today.

    Labour MP Jonathan Reynolds joked that Ms May had already “jump[ed] on a plane” to “hold [Trump’s] hand.”

    Mr Corbyn pointed out “President Trump has torn up international agreements on refugees. He’s threatened to dump international agreements on climate change. He’s praised the use of torture. He’s incited hatred against Muslims. He’s attacked women’s rights.

    “Just what more does President Trump have to do before the Prime Minister will listen to the 1.8 million people who have already called for his state visit invitation to be withdrawn?”


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