Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has criticised the recent US policy on ban immigrants from certain countries. Donald Trump, the US President, said that the measure was on security grounds.
Johnson said on Twitter:
“We will protect the rights and freedoms of UK nationals home and abroad. Divisive and wrong to stigmatise because of nationality”.
Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, called for a state visit by the US President for later in the year to be cancelled. She said:
“State visits are designed for both the host, and the head of state who is being hosted, to celebrate and entrench the friendships and shared values between their respective countries”.
Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, also supported a ban on Trump visiting on a state visit, saying that it would be “totally wrong” and he added, referring to the new US policy on banning citizens from certain countries “I’m not happy about him coming here until that ban is lifted”.