Donald Trump and Britain

This January 2017 video from England is called Stand up to Racism London protest at Trump’s inauguration.

By Felicity Collier in Britain:

Corbyn vows no deal with far-right defender Trump

Friday 25th August 2017

JEREMY CORBYN pledged yesterday to prevent any “sweetheart deal” between Britain and the US following Donald Trump’s defence of far-right demonstrations in Charlottesville.

The Labour leader said he was “appalled” by the US president’s speech in which Mr Trump said violence had come from “many sides” and that “you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides.”

Neonazi protesters had chanted: “Jews will not replace us,” and a car was deliberately driven into anti-fascist protester Heather Heyer, killing her and injuring 19 others.

Mr Corbyn said: “We had a white supremacist group there with KKK symbols and nazi symbols as if all the civil rights movement, as if everything that Martin Luther King stood for, suddenly didn’t count for anything.

“The rise of the KKK and nazis has to be challenged wherever it is in the world and I’m alarmed that [Trump] is threatening to go ahead with building the wall against Mexico, which is a very odd way of conducting a relationship with one of your neighbours.”

He also spoke out against any form of trade deal with the US that resembled the hated Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) which would damage labour and environmental standards.

An online petition opposing plans to extend Mr Trump’s golf course in Aberdeen has attracted more than 70,000 signatures [over 90,000 now].

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage have also formally objected, according to the Daily Mirror.

Mr Trump’s luxury hotel in Ayrshire was recently handed a £110,000 tax rebate by Scottish ministers as part of a bailout to help small businesses — as accounting losses meant it could duck out of paying £1.7m in corporation tax.

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