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1/31/17

Britain: More than a million sign petition for Trump state visit to be cancelled

A royal invitation for Donald Trump to pay a state visit to Britain must be withdrawn says a petition on parliament’s website that has gathered well over a million signatures.

The grassroots backlash against the US President was at the heart of stormy exchanges in the House of Commons on Monday.

Theresa May’s Conservative government insists the visit will go ahead despite Trump’s immigration crackdown.

“This is of course a highly controversial policy which has caused unease and I repeat this is not an approach that this government would take,” British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told MPs.

“But let me conclude by reminding the house of the vital importance of this country’s alliance with the United States.”

Read more: UK: More than a million sign petition for Trump state visit to be cancelled | Euronews

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