By Joseph Healy, Principal Speaker of Left Unity
The announcement by Donald Trump today cancelling his plan to visit the UK next month is to be welcomed. However, contrary to the clearly fake news statement which he put on twitter that the reason was because of the deal to place the embassy in an off site etc was a bad one for the US and one that he would not support, the reason was clearly the power of protest. A hundred years after the suffragettes protested for womens suffrage and won, the prospect of the possibly largest protest in the UK since the anti-Iraq War one was enough to scare off this narcissist who would not be able to cope with resulting bad press.
Left Unity welcomes the decision and supports the statements by the Mayor of London and others that Trump will remain unwelcome in the UK while he pursues his racist, homophobic and misogynistic policies and threatens the peace of the planet. We firmly condemn the statements by Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, deploring the decision and attacking Trump’s critics. Once again this Tory government has clearly indicated which side it is on and it is not that of the British people.
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Mon 13 May, 18.30
Leeds Left Unity public meeting
On Brexit and Ireland, with Joseph Healy. All welcome.
Inkwell, Potternewton Lane, LS7 3LW.
Sat 18 May, 14.00
Left Unity Birmingham meeting
Discussing Freedom of Movement, introduced by David Landau. All welcome.
BOM, 1 Dudley street, B5 4EG (just behind New Street station—accessible)
Sat 29 June, 11.00-18.00
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