Theresa May condemns far right, but fails to call out Donald Trump for his defence of Nazis

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Theresa May has condemned fascism and far right extremist views, but has still failed to call out Donald Trump for his ongoing defence of Nazis in the US.

Over the weekend, 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed after a far right extremist rammed his car into a group of peaceful protesters after a series of street brawls between far right extremists, including flag-waving neo-Nazis, and protesters.

In an interview in Portsmouth during a visit to see Britain’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, May was clear in her condemnation of extremist views, but refused to criticise Trump for his ongoing defence of fascism.

May said:

“I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them.

“I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them.

“I think it is important for all those in positions of responsibility to condemn far right views wherever we hear them.”

In contrast, other MPs from across the political spectrum have castigated Trump for his comments.

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has questioned why May has not revoked Trump’s invite for a state visit to the UK

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn commented:

“What happened in Charlottesville was the KKK [Ku Klux Klan] and its supporters, white supremacists, arrived in Charlottesville in order to cause trouble.

“Surely every president of every country in the world… should be able to condemn that.”

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon made clear Trump was on the wrong side of history

Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson called Trump’s remarks ‘shameful’

Conservative business secretary Sajid Javid made clear how easy it is to tell good from bad when fascism is involved.

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