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Donald Trump and Britain First

December 5, 2017

On 29th November, Donald Trump retweeted Britain First’s Deputy Leader, Jayda Fransen. In doing so, he not only tacitly endorsed and promoted the racist content of her tweets, but also the Islamophobia and hatred that Britain First represents.

 

We cannot let Trump legitimise this sort of racist extremism and, as I have said previously, we must not appease him by inviting him for a state visit in Britain. Read my response here or below:

 

"Trump sharing Britain First. Let that sink in. The President of the United States is promoting a fascist, racist, extremist hate group whose leaders have been arrested and convicted. He is no ally or friend of ours. @realDonaldTrump you are not welcome in my country and my city.

 

"Do not forget that the man who murdered Jo Cox shouted "Britain First". Trump has gone beyond the pale today.

 

"The sharing of those videos is a crime in the UK called inciting hatred. We should be asking the FBI to investigate, putting @realDonaldTrump on a watch list and barring him from entry to our country. A state visit is a lowly act of appeasement. Have we forgotten our history?"

 

 

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David Lammy

From Tottenham. For Tottenham.