Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Trump Petition trumped . . .

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You’re receiving this email because you signed this petition: “Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom.”

Dear Decadenona,
The Government has responded to the petition you signed – “Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom.”.
Government responded:
HM Government believes the President of the United States should be extended the full courtesy of a State Visit. We look forward to welcoming President Trump once dates and arrangements are finalised.
HM Government recognises the strong views expressed by the many signatories of this petition, but does not support this petition.
During her visit to the United States on 27 January 2017, the Prime Minister, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, invited President Trump for a State Visit to the UK later this year. The invitation was accepted. This invitation reflects the importance of the relationship between the United States of America and the United Kingdom. At this stage, final dates have not yet been agreed for the State Visit.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Click this link to view the response online:
This petition has over 100,000 signatures. The Petitions Committee will consider it for a debate. They can also gather further evidence and press the government for action.
The Committee is made up of 11 MPs, from political parties in government and in opposition. It is entirely independent of the Government. Find out more about the Committee: https://petition.parliament.uk/help#petitions-committee
Thanks,
The Petitions team
UK Government and Parliament

 Well folks, we tried.
You, gentle reader, might like to reflect upon the fact that the number of people signing this petition :

is greater than the majority of EU "Leave" voters over "Remain" voters, which was 1,269,501.  The latter, we are told, represented the "Will of the People" and being so, we must leave the European Union forthwith for an unknown future. We who signed this petition evidently represent nothing at all other than "strong views".

Heigh ho.
 
  

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