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Trump 'not welcome' declares London borough

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Greenwich LBC has passed a motion declaring Donald Trump is not welcome in the borough as a result of his “bigoted attitude towards women and ethnic minorities”.

A full council meeting last night gave backing to the motion tabled by Chris Kirby (Lab), cabinet member for HR, co-operatives & social enterprise, which related to President Trump’s proposed state visit to the UK.

The motion stated: “Council notes with regret that this borough’s commitment to maintaining a strong and vibrant community is incompatible with the ideology and policies espoused by President Trump.

“As such, should the government choose to go ahead with [a] state visit, this council makes clear that President Trump would not be welcome in the borough.”

A press release said the council expressed “alarm at the decision of President Trump to retweet Islamophobic propaganda” and “sadness at the President’s bigoted attitude towards women and ethnic minorities”.

Council leader Denise Hyland (Lab) said: “On a daily basis we work hand in hand with residents from all communities to ensure this borough is a peaceful and welcoming place that celebrates difference and diversity, but in the case of President Trump we are willing to make an exception.”

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