Less than half of Britons oppose Trump's state visit, poll shows

Monday, April 29, 2019

Less than half of Britons oppose Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to the UK, according to an online survey.

The poll, run by YouGov, revealed that 47 per cent of UK residents do not want the divisive US president to visit the country this June.  

However, 29 per cent of people surveyed said they did support the state visit, with a further 24 per cent saying they were unsure.

The poll follows a number of politicians, including Jeremy Corbyn and Vince Cable, announcing that they would not be attending a state banquet being held for Trump at Buckingham Palace.

And shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry branded the president a "threat to world order", adding that he did not deserve a state visit.

Last summer, thousands of people took to the streets to protest Trumps’s first presidential visit to the UK.

There are reports that further protests are planned when this year's visit takes place.

Words by Wesley Hudson

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