Last year, leftists raised a petition to stop Donald Trump entering the United Kingdom and were politely told by the Conservative British Government to f*** r**** o** (archive here), “For good reasons the Government does not routinely comment on individual immigration and exclusion decisions”. At the time, MHN raised a counter petition. This year, enraged by Donald Trump’s immediate and unambiguous attempts to keep his campaign promises, they are trying again. I discovered this when people started trying to sign last year’s petition. A new one is now live (link).
How dare the anti-Trump extreme left presume to speak for the whole of great Britain? They are the authors of failed and discredited polices that have broken our relationship with Europe and threaten to drive the whole EU to collapse. Not in my name. International relations, and trade, are far more important than grandstanding. I would have said the same (albeit slightly less enthusiastically) if it was Hillary.
This extreme arrogance is the same as the Guardian’s campaign to have its readers write to random American voters asking them not to vote for Trump, a campaign that even the BBC admitted backfired spectacularly and humiliatingly for the Guardian (archive here).
Virtue signalling is not a basis for sound foreign policy.
[Update 30/01/2017 – there is already a UK pro-Trump Parliamentary Petition here, but it is only open to UK residents and citizens]
The change.org petition I have made for international supporters of Donald Trump is here.