Corbyn: ‘I hope our Government will condemn far-right retweets’ by Trump


The U.K.’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn rebuked President Trump’s retweets from an ultranationalist British political figure appearing to show violent acts by Muslims on Friday, saying the British government should condemn the retweets. 

“I hope our Government will condemn far-right retweets by Donald Trump. They are abhorrent, dangerous and a threat to our society,” Corbyn tweeted.  

British MP David Lammy also issued a harsh condemnation of the retweets, saying the president was not welcome in the U.K.


The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox also spoke out, saying Trump “should be ashamed of himself.”


Cox was murdered by Thomas Mair before the country’s Brexit vote in 2016. Mair shouted “Britain first” during the attack. 


The deputy leader of the ultranationalist Britain First Party Jayda Fransen disputed that the attack was related to their party.

The Wednesday tweets come after Trump retweeted a series of tweets from Fransen, who is seen as a controversial figure in the U.K. 

The BBC reported that Fransen was arrested earlier this month over a speech made in Belfast this summer at a Northern Ireland Against Terrorism rally, while The Guardian reported last year Fransen was found guilty of “religiously aggravated harassment” for verbal abuse of a woman wearing a hijab in front of her four children.

Trump has faced severe backlash for the retweets including condemnation from Piers Morgan and an editor from a frequent Trump-backing outlet, InfoWars.

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