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Calls to ban Donald Trump’s state visit are symptom of Left’s weakness, blasts ROSS CLARK

LIKE many people, I was taken aback by Donald Trump’s victory in last November’s US election.

But the more I see his opponents in action the more I understand why he became President. demanding that the ’s invitation for a state visit be withdrawn.

This in reaction to ’s .

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Over the weekend a million people in Britain signed a petition demanding that the Queen’s invitation


It is a rekindling of the petition in 2015 demanding a ban on Trump entering the UK that resulted in a debate in Parliament in which MPs called him a “fool” (Labour’s Jack Dromey), a “buffoon” (DUP’s Gavin Robinson) and a “wazzock” (Tory Victoria Atkin).

The hysteria over Trump is absurd

No doubt among these signatories are a few seasoned campaigners who were out on the streets chanting against far bigger rogues who have been received on state visits such as Nicolae Ceausescu in 1978, Robert Mugabe in 1994 and Vladimir Putin in 2003.Maybe some turn up at Heathrow to protest against hate preachers as they are waved into Britain.

But most of the people signing the petition have, I suspect, taken little interest when undesirables have entered the country before.

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President Donald Trump meets with PM Theresa May at the White House


They should ask themselves: “Isn’t our obsession with the President over the top?”
Trump’s travel ban policy is ham-fisted.For instance it is ridiculous that it should apply to an Iraqi man who acted as an interpreter for US forces in Iraq while the country which produced 15 of the 19 9/11 terrorists – Saudi Arabia – is excluded from the ban.

But those who call it a ban on Muslims are guilty of fake news.

It is a ban on people, regardless of religion, who are citizens of seven countries which are partly under the control of terror groups.

I am pleased that no British government has contemplated blanket bans on citizens of other countries. But we can’t claim an effective policy on keeping terrorists out of the UK.

We allow migrants from regions controlled by terrorists to claim asylum in Britain and allow them to live among the general population before they have been vetted.

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‘Trump is not being invited on a state visit because he is a personal friend of the Queen’


When we do realise that we have admitted terror suspects we allow them to fight against deportation, often lavishing them with legal aid. We should do all we can to help genuine refugees but it is hardly extreme to want them to be screened before being allowed to settle in Western countries.After a string of Islamist attacks in Europe it is inevitable that the was going to react by tightening border controls.

But this does not register with many petition-signers. They have soaked up the received wisdom that Trump is an evil influence on the world. The hysteria is absurd.

Take Jeremy Corbyn’s response over the weekend: “Donald Trump should not be welcomed to Britain while he abuses our shared values with his shameful Muslim ban and attacks on refugees’ and women’s rights.”

This is from the man who invited and welcomed terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah to Parliament and called them his “friends”.

or .

He is being invited as the head of state of the world’s most powerful nation with which we want to do business. It isn’t so much an individual who is being invited to Buckingham Palace as America itself.Anti-Trump protesters are blind to this. The anger against the President, both here and in the US, is a symptom of the impotence of the Left.

They have stopped winning at the ballot box and have turned to direct action through street protest, Twitter storm and any other means.

They are trying to create the illusion of mass support. Of course to put half a million people on the streets of Washington looks impressive but it was only one in 600 of the population.

The ballot box told a different story of where America’s heart lies.

(Editors note:  Petition to allow Trump’s State Visit to the UK  –  https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/178844)

http://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/760981/Donald-trump-britain-state-visit-petition

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Yes and I seem to remember in his run up to the election he said he would tackle terrorism and border controls. People voted knowing that. He is only doing what he said he would do. I guess certain people thought that it was empty election promises, But he seems to make a decision and carry it out. I believe his lawyer told him he couldn’t do that, so he sacked his lawyer. Like him or loathe him he will be a strong president and that is what the world needs right now instead of Weak PC liberals. I will… Read more »
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