Ken Livingstone says he will join protests against Donald Trump

A protestor is seen holding a placard against Donald Trump in February 2017. Further protests are likely following news that the President will visit the UK before the end of the year

A protestor is seen holding a placard against Donald Trump in February 2017. Further protests are likely following news that the President will visit the UK before the end of the year

Friday, January 26, 2018

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has vowed to join the protests against Donald Trump and described him as the worst US President in history.

Livingstone also told talkRADIO that he will be joining the protests against Donald Trump and said "I don't wish to be his ally."

Yesterday it was announced that Trump will visit the UK before the end of the year, and the President has since said he'd be willing to apologise for retweeting the far-right group Britain First.

However Livingstone told Julia Hartley-Brewer "I'll be on the demonstration protesting against him. He's the worst pesident, certainly of my lifetime and perhaps ever.

"He's completely dishonest. He appealed to the white working-class voters, saying 'I'm going to look after you, you've been left behind.' What's he done? A big tax cut for the rich and the corporations and nothing for the poor."

Livingstone also said he was proud that Britain refused to support the US in Vietnam 50 years ago, and we should be equally wary of Trump now, as Trump "might just decide to use nuclear weapons against North Korea or get involved in a big way in Syria."

Livingstone also expressed his opposition to grammar schools, citing the huge pressure he himself felt when he failed at the age of 11.

However Julia argued that grammar schools are an engine of social mobility, and the only option parents now have is to buy their children out of the state system.

"We are holding back a generation of bright children from ordinary and working-class homes," Julia said, because "oh my god we've got to make sure they stay in the comprehensive system and disguise the fact that, after 50 years, the system has failed and we are failing our children."

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