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Trump's 'Backdoor' Visit to the UK - Global Justice Now Response
WASHINGTON - Responding to the news that President Trump was potentially making a surprise visit to the UK in coming weeks, Nick Dearden the director of Global Justice Now, which is part of the Stop Trump coalition said:
“We know Trump is now scared to come to the UK on the state visit which Theresa May foolishly offered him, because he will face one of the largest protests in history. This month’s visit, if it happens, is a way of him sneaking in the backdoor in the hope that he can save face for himself and May. But we’ll oppose him whenever and however he comes to the UK because Trump is very bad news on some of the most important issues humanity faces: climate change, migration, inequality, corporate regulation. We won’t allow Trump’s presidency to be normalised, and we’ll make sure Theresa May pays a political cost for supporting Trump and his politics of hate.”
In May Global Justice Now released a briefing on The Dangers of Trump that outlined the reasons for people in the UK to oppose the state visit.
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