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{UAH} Jeremy Corbyn welcomes 'cancellation' of Donald Trump state visit

Jeremy Corbyn welcomes 'cancellation' of Donald Trump state visit

'Cancellation of President Trump's State Visit is welcome,' the Labour party leader tweets

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Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has advocated for the cancellation of US President Donald Trump's visit to the UK, citing disagreements over the Paris climate accord and the President's criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

"Cancellation of President Trump's State Visit is welcome, especially after his attack on London's mayor & withdrawal from #ParisClimateDeal," Mr Corbyn tweeted.

Mr Trump's visit to the UK has not been formally cancelled, but is reported to have been put on hold for fear of public protest.

Prime Minister Theresa May invited Mr Trump to visit the UK days after his inauguration, but the date for an official visit has yet to be announced.

Mr Corbyn and several other MPs suggested the visit be cancelled outright, following Mr Trump's comments on the recent London Bridge terrorist attack.

"At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!" Mr Trump tweeted at the time.

Ms May said the President's comments were "wrong", and Mr Khan said his state visit should not go ahead.

Mr Corbyn – whose party gained an astonishing 30 seats in a recent snap election – has been a frequent critic of the American president. He hinted at his desire to delay Mr Trump's state visit in a recent interview with The Independent, saying he was "very concerned" at the speed with which Ms May extended her invitation.

Asked whether the President should have to wait until a second term in office to visit the UK, however, Mr Corbyn demurred.

"It's not up to me as the invitation has already been issued," he replied.

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