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Question on Donald Trump's ban

January 31, 2017

Yesterday (Monday 30th January) the House of Commons urgently debated the Government's reaction to Donald Trump's Executive Order which bans people from seven countries from entering the United Stats of America.


I asked the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson:


"In November 1938, the then Conservative Government prepared a Bill that led to the Kindertransport that transported Jewish refugee children to this country.


Does the Secretary of State not realise that in making his statement he should uphold the Geneva convention and speak truth to power in the United States? He has let the House, and his job, down."


I oppose Donald Trump's travel ban in the strongest terms possible and the Governments' response has been pathetic. It is not acceptable to say "we have gained an exemption for UK citizens".


I have also signed Early Day Motion 890, calling on "the Speaker, Lord Speaker, Black Rod and Serjeant at Arms to withhold permission from the Government for an address to be made in Westminster Hall, or elsewhere in the Palace of Westminster, by President Trump".










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David Lammy

From Tottenham. For Tottenham.