Thursday 26 January 2017 / 12:25 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Theresa May must stand up for our country’s values when she meets Donald Trump – Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy
Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party
,
commenting on the Prime Minister’s meeting with President Trump, said:

“Theresa
May must stand up for our country’s values when she meets Donald Trump and
oppose his support for torture, which is inhumane, illegal and delivers false
intelligence. There can be no indulgence of the US President’s renewed threat
to ban Muslims or build a wall on the Mexico border.

"The
Prime Minister must assure the British people that any trade deal with the
United States won’t open up the National Health Service to privatisation and
control by US companies. We won’t let Theresa May turn Britain into a bargain
basement tax haven off the coast of Europe to be ripped off by the world’s
biggest corporations.

"And
for the future of the planet, Theresa May needs to remind President Trump that
climate change is real and not a hoax invented by the Chinese.”