President Trump is due to leave the UK after a controversial visit in which all the normal diplomatic niceties seem to have been ignored. Our concern naturally is with human rights and his tenure as president has shown a wilful disregard for the rights of women, minorities and immigrants. Kate Allen, the Director of Amnesty, has written to the government arguing for a more vigorous line from them. She said;
Trump has presided over two-and-a-half years of utterly shameful policies. Locking up child migrants, imposing a discriminatory travel ban, decimating global funding for women’s rights and withdrawing from global human rights bodies – it’s been a roll call of shame under Donald Trump’s presidency.
We need to resist Trump’s trashing of human rights. Within the Anglo-American relationship, we’d like to see the UK Government being far more vocal about human rights. Our fear is that the Government’s desperate hunger for post-Brexit trade deals with the USA could mean we end up giving a free pass to the White House as this onslaught against human rights continues.
The full press release can be accessed from this link.
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