British Parliament’s Fiery Debate Over Rescinding Trump State Visit Invitation

As we mentioned in passing a few weeks ago, a fashionable cause celebre among British lefties these days is to demand that the conservative government rescind its state visit invitation to the President of the United States. Prime Minister Theresa May has already dismissed those calls, but members of Parliament were compelled to conduct a “largely symbolic” debate on the subject after 1.8 million people signed a petition on the matter. Allahpundit notes that somewhat lost in the hoopla and global coverage is the fact that “a counter-petition in support of the invitation notched more than 300,000 signatures and a YouGov poll taken earlier this month found Brits in favor of inviting Trump, 49/36.”