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>> Protestors descend on Westminster as inside Parliament British lawmakers debate whether the upcoming state visit of Donald Trump should be revoked after almost 2 million people signed a petition calling for the visit to be scrapped, well over the threshold needed for it to be brought to Parliament.>> Our main concern, we're in this position now.
All surrealism over an Orwellian world that's en-forming before us, where the theme that has been put forward, abide from, is that lies are the truth, that good is bad, that war is peace, that fantasy is fact.>> In the post-Brexit world where the special relationship between Britain and the US is seen as vital as the UK prepares to exit the EU, the state visit invitation was extended to Trump just one week into his presidency.
It took 758 days for Barack Obama to receive the same invite. The move sparking protests across the UK at the time and also, a counter-petition, which was signed by 300,000 people.>> No state visits!>> The Queen is no stranger to hosting world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping And it seems her meeting with Donald Trump will not be stopped.
The government is standing by the invitation, and this debate doesn't give MPs a vote or the powers to block it.