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British Politicians To Boycott State Dinner For Trump, But Dined With Chinese Ruler, Terrorists

British Politicians To Boycott State Dinner For Trump, But Dined With Chinese Ruler, Terrorists
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. (Frank Augstein/AP)

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Monday, 29 April 2019 07:09 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Three top British political leaders announced last week they would decline invitations to the state dinner Queen Elizabeth is hosting for U.S. President Donald Trump when he visits the United Kingdom June3-5.

But the same politicians—Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, Liberal-Democratic leader Vince Cable, and House of Commons Speaker John Bercow-- had no qualms about dining with Xi-Jing Ping during the Chinese strongman’s state visit to the UK last year.

The ever-controversial Corbyn came under particular fire after tweeting that Prime Minister Theresa May should not be “rolling out the red carpet” for a President engaged in “racist and misogynistic rhetoric” and of backing “climate change denial.”

“Hypocrisy!’ is how officials of May’s Conservative Party branded Corbyn’s tweet. Not only did the Labour leader break bread with the President of China—a virulent violator of human rights and dissent-- but has met in the past with a Who’s Who of leaders charged with violence and terror: the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah, Irish Republican Army boss Gerry Adams, and Presidents Assad of Syria and Maduro of Venezuela.

“Jeremy Corbyn dislikes his own country, dislikes the monarchy and dislikes the national anthem, yet he is friends with Mr Maduro of Venezuela.” Iain Duncan Smith, former Cabinet Member and past Tory Party leader, told the Daily Mail

Bercow, known to BBC viewers worldwide for his cries of “Order! Order!” during the heated Brexit debates in Commons, has also steadfastly refused to invite Trump to address the House of Commons.

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reportsGo Here Now.

 

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