Theresa May, the current prime minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party slammed socialist Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons after he attacked her leadership and criticized U.S. President Donald Trump.
May, who has been serving as the U.K.’s leader after David Cameron’s resignation due to the Brexit vote, recently came from a trip to the U.S. to meet with Trump. Following her meeting with Trump, May became the target of criticisms, mainly from the Labor Party.
Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, unleashed his criticisms against May and Trump at the Prime Minister’s Questions event at the House of Commons. Speaking directly to May, Corbyn outlined his grievances against Trump which included his stance against refugees and improper behavior towards women. Corbyn also accused Trump of inciting hate against Muslims. After badgering the U.S. president, Corbyn then demanded that May withdraw her invitation to Trump for a state visit in the U.K.
In response to the Labor Party leader’s accusations and demands, May pointed out that unlike Trump, Corbyn and his organization have not yet done anything to improve the country’s foreign relations or ensure the safety of citizens.
“The right honorable gentleman’s foreign policy is to object to an insult the democratically-elected head of state of our most important ally,” May said while pointing to Corbyn. “Let’s just see what he would have achieved in the last week.”
“Would he have been able to protect citizens from the impact of the executive order? No,” she continued. “Would he have got a 100 percent commitment to NATO? No. That’s what Labor has to offer this country. Less protections for British citizens; less prosperous, less safe. He can lead a protest. I’m leading a country.”
May’s retort to Corbyn was met with cheers from her supporters and other attendees of the event. Needless to say the U.K.’s ties with the U.S. and Trump’s administration remains strong and stable thanks to the prime minister’s leadership.