Corbyn demands Trump’s state visit to the UK is CANCELLED

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Theresa May has ordered Boris Johnson and Amber Rudd to raise concerns with their US counterparts about Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown.

It is the latest No10 adjustment to President Trump’s controversial executive order that prevents anyone from entering the US from seven Muslim majority countries for 90 days. 

The ban applies to British citizens who hold dual nationality with Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and even applies to Somalian-born British Olympic hero Sir Mo Farah.  

Mr Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, will call officials at the US State Department, while Ms Rudd, the Home Secretary, will speak to counterparts at the United States Department of Homeland Security.   

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on President Trump’s state visit to the UK planned for later this year to be cancelled in response to his controversial executive order.  

He led the UK protests against the President’s shock executive order that prevents anyone entering the US from seven Muslim majority countries for 90 days.  

Theresa May flew into a storm last night after visiting President Trump in the White House and finally condemned the ban at midnight after refusing three times to criticise his controversial move. 

Now Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has hit out at President Trump, saying it was ‘divisive and wrong to stigmatise because of nationality’ while Sajid Javid, Britain’s first male Muslim Cabinet minister, said the ban contravenes British values. 

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Donald Trump’s planned state visit to the UK later this year must be cancelled in response to his hardline immigration crackdown, Jeremy Corbyn, pictured on ITV’s Peston on Sunday, said after Theresa May, pictured attending church in Berkshire today, flew back from the US

Mr Johnson promised to ‘protect the rights and freedoms of UK nationals home and abroad’ after the US ban triggered travel chaos for British travellers.

In a remarkable public dig at her brother, Mr Johnson’s sister, Rachel, replied to his tweet saying Britain should ‘protect the rights of everyone, not just UK nationals’. 

Following a furious backlash in the UK – including from senior Tory MPs, No10 issued a statement at midnight saying she does ‘not agree’ with Mr Trump’s travel ban.  

One of the PM’s senior MPs revealed he is now barred from the US after the US President signed an executive order preventing anyone entering the US from seven Muslim majority countries for 90 days.

Nadhim Zahawi said he felt demeaned by the ban, adding: ‘For the first time in my life last night I felt discriminated against.’

Mr Corbyn united with Lib Dem leader Tim Farron to call for President Trump’s planned state visit to the UK to be cancelled.

He said Mrs May’s failure to raise concerns over his controversial moves was ‘shocking,’ while Mr Farron said his visit would be ‘placing the Queen in an impossible position of welcoming a man who is banning British citizens purely on grounds of their faith’. 

London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan said President Trump should only be invited for a state visit when he lifts his ‘shameful’ travel ban.  

Now Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has hit out at President Trump, saying it was ‘divisive and wrong to stigmatise because of nationality’

In a remarkable public dig at her brother, Mr Johnson’s sister, Rachel, replied to his tweet saying Britain should ‘protect the rights of everyone, not just UK nationals’

Theresa May, pictured with husband Philip attending church in her Berkshire constituency this morning, flew back into a storm over her response to Donald Trump’s controversial ban on people entering the US from seven majority-Muslim countries 

Yesterday the PM refused three times to condemn President Trump’s immigration crackdown a day after the pair met for the first time in Washington. Pictured, Donald Trump shakes Theresa May’s hand after unveiling the bust of Sir Winston Churchill back in the Oval Office

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage was alone in defending the immigration crackdown and even suggested Britain should follow the President’s lead and introduce ‘extreme vetting’ of incomers. 

Mr Javid, the Business Secretary, responded directly at Mr Farage, tweeting: ‘Farage is wrong to try and defend US immigration ban. These are not British values.’

The Muslim Council of Britain said the details of the executive order exposed that it was not designed to tackle terrorism but to appeal to right-wing supporters of President Trump. 

‘Those countries whose citizens were found to be involved in terrorism in the United States are not on Mr Trump’s list, he said.’

Terror hot-spots such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are not on the travel ban list. 

More than 280,000 people have already signed a petition on the Government’s website demanding President Trump be prevented from making a state visit.

London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan, pictured on Sky News today, said President Trump should only be invited for a state visit when he lifts his ‘shameful’ travel ban

More than 2800,000 people signed a petition demanding Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK be cancelled in the wake of his Muslim travel ban 

Tim Farron, pictured on the Andrew Marr Show today, called for Mr Trump’s state visit to the UK to be cancelled, saying it would be ‘placing the Queen in an impossible position of welcoming a man who is banning British citizens purely on grounds of their faith’

It must now be considered for a debate in the Commons. The petition says ‘he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen’.

Yesterday the PM refused three times to condemn President Trump’s immigration crackdown. 

But amid a growing backlash, Downing Street hastily issued a midnight statement saying Mrs May dos ‘not agree’ with his executive order. 

Her spokesperson said: ‘Immigration policy in the United States is a matter for the government of the United States, just the same as immigration policy for this country should be set by our government.’

‘But we do not agree with this kind of approach and it is not one we will be taking. We are studying this new executive order to see what it means and what the legal effects are, and in particular what the consequences are for UK nationals.’

AIRLINES OFFER REFUNDS AFTER MUSLIM BAN TRIGGERS TRAVEL CHAOS FOR BRITONS

Hamaseh Tayari, pictured, a UK resident with an Iranian passport, was stranded in Costa Rica after being denied boarding a flight home to Glasgow because her flight was due to stop-over in New York

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are offering refunds for travellers affected by Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. 

His executive order preventing anyone entering the US from seven Muslim majority countries for 90 days has triggered chaos at airports across the world as travellers were caught out in transit.  

Customers who have bought flights to the US will be given the choice of a refund or the chance to re-book. 

One woman affected was Hamaseh Tayari, a UK resident with an Iranian passport, who is stranded in Costa Rica after being denied boarding a flight home to Glasgow because her return flight was due to stop-over in New York.

Ms Tayari was due to fly home to Glasgow via New York after holidaying in Costa Rica but her US transit visa was revoked as Mr Trump’s immigration crackdown took effect immediately.

She is now trying to work out an alternative route home but she said it is likely to cost her a month’s salary to get home.

‘This has really shocked me. We just discovered [what Trump did] at the airport when we went to check-in, Ms Tayari told the Guardian.

‘I want people to know that this is not just happening to refugees. I am a graduate and I have a Phd. It has happened to a person who is working and who pays tax.’ 

During her visit to the White House Mrs May announced President Trump had accepted an invitation from the Queen to visit the UK later this year. 

But Mr Corbyn said it is not right to host the US President while the ‘awful attacks on Muslims’ are going on. 

He told ITV’s Peston On Sunday: ‘Is it really right to endorse somebody who has used this awful misogynistic language throughout the election campaign, awful attacks on Muslims, and then of course this absurd idea of building a wall between themselves and their nearest neighbour?’

Last night Tory MP for Stratford Nadhim Zahawi revealed he is now banned from the US 

He added: ‘I think we should make it very clear we are extremely upset about it, and I think it would be totally wrong for him to be coming here while that situation is going on. I think he has to be challenged on this.

‘I am not happy with him coming here until that ban is lifted, quite honestly.

‘Look at what’s happening with those countries, how many more is it going to be and what is going to be the long term effect of this on the rest of the world?’

Attacking Mrs May’s slow response to the executive order, Mr Corbyn said: ‘The fact that she felt unable to raise the issue of his treatment of refugees, his treatment of Muslims, of the building of the wall with Mexico seems to me shocking and it wasn’t until midnight that she got round to readjusting her position she should have adopted from the very beginning.’

He said it was ‘right to have a relationship with the US’ but said she’s ‘got to be very open with them’. 

 Heidi Allen, MP for South Cambridgeshire, said despite Britain’s ‘special relationship’ with the US, ‘some lines just shouldn’t be crossed’

In a sign of the anger against and Tory MP Heidi Allen tweeted directly at Mrs May saying: ‘Strong leadership means not being afraid to tell someone powerful when they’re wrong. It’s an ethos this country is proud of’

London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan described Mr Trump’s ban on incomers from seven Muslim majority countries ‘shameful’. 

He wrote on his Facebook post: ‘President Trump’s ban on refugees and immigrants from certain countries is shameful and cruel.‎

‘The USA has a proud history of welcoming and resettling refugees. The President can’t just turn his back on this global crisis – all countries need to play their part.

‘While every country has the right to set its own immigration policies, this new policy flies in the face of the values of freedom and tolerance that the USA was built upon.’

The sudden ban has triggered chaos at airports across the world as travellers were caught out in transit.

Britain should follow Donald Trump’s lead and introduce ‘extreme vetting’ at the borders, Nigel Farage, pictured on BBC’s Sunday Politics, said today

Mr Javid, the Business Secretary, responded directly at Mr Farage, tweeting: ‘Farage is wrong to try and defend US immigration ban. These are not British values.’

One woman affected was Hamaseh Tayari, a UK resident with an Iranian passport, who is stranded in Costa Rica after being denied boarding a flight home to Glasgow because her return flight was due to stop-over in New York.

Ms Tayari was due to fly home to Glasgow via New York after holidaying in Costa Rica but her US transit visa was revoked as Mr Trump’s immigration crackdown took effect immediately.

She is now trying to work out an alternative route home but she said it is likely to cost her a month’s salary to get home.

‘This has really shocked me. We just discovered [what Trump did] at the airport when we went to check-in, Ms Tayari told the Guardian.

‘I want people to know that this is not just happening to refugees. I am a graduate and I have a Phd. It has happened to a person who is working and who pays tax.’ 

 

 

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