DONALD Trump is a “threat to our world order” and shouldn’t be given a state visit, a senior Labour figure has said.
Emily Thornberry branded the US President as “nothing but a disgrace to his office” after he revealed he would be pulling out of international arms accord.
Emily Thirnberry said Donald Trump is a ‘threat to world order’ and shouldn’t be granted a UK state visit[/caption]
The shadow Foreign Secretary said moves to pull out of the multi-billion dollar global arms trade regulator was the “final confirmation” he is not the “Leader of the Free World”.
The outburst came after party leader Jeremy Corbyn announced he wouldn’t be attending a state banquet at Buckingham Palace during Trump’s visit in June.
Mr Corbyn said Theresa May was wrong to “kowtow” to the president who “rips up vital international treaties”.
But within hours, Mr Trump said the US would be rejecting the Arms Trade Treaty and “taking our signature back”.
The president signed a document asking the Senate to halt the ratification process.
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More than 100 countries, including Britain, have signed up to the treaty that regulates international trade in conventional weapons, including small arms, battle tanks, combat aircraft and warships.
Former president Barack Obama signed the accord, arranged under the auspices of the United Nations, in 2013, although it has not been ratified by US legislators.
Trump’s visit is expected to see mass demonstrations on the streets of the capital.
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