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.
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
20 January 2018
Conference: Turkey under the state of emergency
10am to 4pm at NUT, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD
Solidarity with the People of Turkey
26/27 February 2018
Mobilise against Trump’s visit
Trump is expected to visit Britain at this time. Protests to be announced.
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