While Theresa dithers, Trump attacks – fuelling ‘Britain First’ row between UK and US

Weakling UK prime minister Theresa May has still not responded to US President Donald Trump’s decision to retweet hate messages by far-right organisation Britain First. So Mr Trump has attacked comments by a Downing Street spokesperson who said simply that it was “wrong” to have retweeted the misleading, extremist messages. The message from Downing Street was: “British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far right which is the antithesis of the values that this country represents – decency, tolerance and respect.” Here’s Mr Trump’s response: [email protected]_May, don’t focus…

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Trump’s support for Britain First sparks passionate reaction – with notable exceptions (THERESA MAY)

Donald Trump’s retweeting of hate messages by the far-right organisation Britain First has triggered a strong response from all sides of the UK’s political spectrum. But minority prime minister Theresa May has yet to offer any comment. Why? Mr Trump retweeted messages by Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen, including one that purportedly showed violence by a Muslim – but actually didn’t. Ms Fransen then appeared to admit that her tweets were hate messages: It should be remembered that murderer Thomas Mair named Britain First when he killed Jo Cox.…

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