By Steve Sweeney in Britain:
Wednesday 1st February 2017
Campaigners condemn PM’s ‘racist’ policies as home secretary
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.”
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.
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.