Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, has hinted he could delay Donald Trump’s contentious state visit to Britain later this year if he is elected Prime Minister in seven days’ time.
Mr Corbyn said he was “very concerned” about the speed in which Mr Trump received the honour by Theresa May – just seven days after the political neophyte took office.
“Obviously there have to be relations with the USA,” Mr Corbyn added. “My views on Donald Trump’s statements and utterances during the Presidential election are extremely well known.
“There has to be a relationship with the US Government, you have to tell them what you believe.”
Mr Corbyn also pointed out that the former US President Mr Obama had to wait three years into his administration for his first state visit. Corbyn continued: “George Bush, second term. Reagan, second term. I think they were all second term.”