British Prime Minister Theresa May has come under attack from all sides of the British political scene for not condemning the U.S travel ban on refugees and travellers from seven Muslim nations. One of her MPs is arguing Trump should not address parliament in a state visit.
Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston was particularly vocal on Twitter, stating that the traditional state visit courtesy of addressing both houses of parliament in Westminster Hall should be withdrawn in the case of Donald Trump, as it is reserved for leaders who have made an “outstanding and positive difference to the world.”
May Bows to Pressure
In a statement, Theresa May stated she does not agree with the policy that has brought widespread misery and chaos to U.S airports and ports. It went on to state that the British Government would make representations should British citizens be affected by the ninety-day travel ban.
A spokesman for the government said, “Immigration policy in the United States is a matter for the government of the United States, just the same as immigration policy for this country should be set by our government.
“But we do not agree with this kind of approach and it is not one we will be taking. We are studying this new executive order to see what it means and what the legal effects are, and in particular what the consequences are for UK nationals. If there is any impact on UK nationals then clearly we will make representations to the US government about that.”
May is not only facing increasing unrest in her own party over the travel ban issue. The party is facing increasing divisions over Brexit and more and more scrutinising questions are being levelled at the Prime Minister.
One of which, was why it took her so long to respond to calls for her to speak out against the policy.
Her habit of not answering and avoiding questions is calling into doubt her leadership credentials as the government plunges into one crisis after another.