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UK SAY NO TO TRUMP: THOUSANDS MATCH TO PROTEST AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP'S UK VISIT INCLUDING FORM


Petition to stop Trump's State Visit with the Queen goes past one million

Mr Johnson said that the state visit from Donald Trump should still go ahead

The Foreign Secretary said on Monday that he had received reassurances from his counterparts in America that the policy did not affect dual citizens who held a passport from one of the seven banned countries.

An urgent notice issued by the US Embassy in London said visa issuance “has been suspended effective immediately until further notification” – the statement has since been deleted from its website.

Mr Johnson told MPs: “We have received assurances from the US embassy that this executive order will make no difference to any British passport holder, irrespective of their country of birth or if they hold another passport.”

Donald Trump signed an order on Friday halting immigration from seven countries

He took to the Commons this afternoon to distance the UK from President Trump’s “divisive” policy, but said that his “bark is considerably worse than his bite”.

The Foreign Secretary said the ban was a “highly controversial policy” that had caused unease and anxiety.

Mr Johnson repeatedly said it was something that the UK Government would not support, and would not be considering.

However, he insisted that ministers would not shy away from telling Mr Trump what they thought of his actions.

The Foreign Secretary, Mr Johnson spent yesterday speaking to the president’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and chief strategist Stephen Bannon about the implications of immigration curbs.

The Foreign Office has confirmed that Brits who have dual citizenship with one of the seven Muslim-majority countries are not affected by the ban.

The only dual nationals who might have to undergo extra checks are those travelling back from the countries themselves – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Mr Johnson and the Home Secretary Amber Rudd were ordered by the PM to wade into the furore over the controversial new policy to secure an exemption like the one the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had for his citizens

President Trump was called a "fascist" by Labour MP Dennis Skinner

Mr Johnson also said this afternoon that Britain would not withdraw an offer for a state visit to Donald Trump later this year.

Over a MILLION people have signed a petition urging it to be dropped.

Number 10 said the Prime Minister invited president Trump on behalf of the Queen and "we look forward to hosting the President later this year".

It comes after the row over the policy has escalated, with thousands protesting across the UK today amid growing calls to ban president Trump from Britain.

The Foreign Secretary defended the invitation and said that the Queen had welcomed leaders such as the Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to the UK in the past

The former Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper told Mr Johnson: "This order was signed on Holocaust Memorial Day... for the sake of history have the guts to speak out!"

GMB Union described the Foreign Secretary's response as "inadequate and insulting".

Conservative MP Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Winston Churchill, said: "Whatever others may do... refugees arriving in this country will be dealt with patience... and respect."

Simon Burns MP quoted former President Kennedy and warned the Foreign Secretary: "Those who ride a tiger end up inside it."