Britain’s opposition Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday he had turned down an invitation to attend an official dinner that would be one of the most important aspects of US President Donald Trump’s visit to Britain in June.
“Teresa May (Prime Minister) should not extend the red carpet to visit a country to honor a president who is rupturing vital international treaties, supports climate change denial, uses a language that is racist and hateful to women,” Corbyn said in a statement.“
The leftist leader has long criticized US foreign policy and recently said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be handed over to the United States where he faces the charge of electronic penetration.
Corbyn said he would welcome meeting with Trump “to discuss all issues of mutual concern” but said maintaining relations with Washington did not require “the glamour of the state visit”“He said.
Trump will visit Britain from June 3 to 5.