Spectator article: President Trump’s visit to the UK – and why the UK needs to think carefully about where its true friendships lie.

Jun 4, 2019 | Uncategorized

The Spectator: Published June 6th

The Spectator

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/06/the-anti-trump-protesters-forget-where-britains-true-friendships-lie/

American politics – like our own – is more polarised than ever. More than perhaps any other president in living memory, Donald Trump has divided opinion. To his supporters, he can do no wrong. None of the old political orthodoxies seem to apply. To his detractors at home and abroad, his presidency is an embarrassment, arousing expressions of hatred rarely seen in Western politics.
But we would be foolish to muddle a dislike of a particular President with our historic and deep commitment to an enduring, strong, British-American relationship. Even more foolish to presume that everything he says or does has no merit.

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Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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