Tuesday 23 April 2019 / 12:36 PM Emily Thornberry / Foreign Policy

This is a President who has systematically assaulted all the shared values that unite our two countries – Thornberry on Trump’s State Visit

Emily Thornberry MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to confirmation from Downing Street that Donald Trump will make a State Visit to the UK in June, said:

“It beggars belief that on the very same day Donald Trump is threatening to veto a UN resolution against the use of rape as a weapon of war, Theresa May is pressing ahead with her plans to honour him with a State Visit to the UK.

“This is a President who has systematically assaulted all the shared values that unite our two countries, and unless Theresa May is finally going to stand up to him and object to that behaviour, she has no business wasting taxpayers’ money on all the pomp, ceremony and policing costs that will come with this visit.”