Although the Labour party are divided over Brexit, they have been united in their opposition to #Donald Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom later in the year. Since Theresa May announced Donald Trump had been invited to the United Kingdom, Corbyn and Labour have been highly critical of the Prime Minister's decision to invite the President whilst he was in the midst of trying to ban citizens from seven different Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

Corbyn challenges 'demonisation' of Muslims

At the weekend, Jeremy Corbyn challenged Trump's 'demonisation' of Islam, stating that sharing tea is infinitely more effective than building walls.

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Speaking at a mosque in Finsbury Park, London, Corbyn delivered a 'very gentle message to the President,' by his own admission.

Visitors to the Finsbury Park mosque’s open day expressed 'support for an inclusive society and for a society which respects all faiths and all religions without stereotyping,' Corbyn stated. Continuing, he said: 'Over the past several weeks, since Trump entered the White House, there's been some hateful language used across the world against Muslims. Awful language begets awful actions. Awful actions result in deaths of innocent people. History has taught us this again and again'.

The mosque in Finsbury Park is notorious for its association with radical Abu Hamza, who became its imam in the 1990s. However, the mosque underwent hierarchical changes in 2005 and is now considered a model for excellent community relations due to its work informing local citizens about Islam.

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Trump: 'Won't be addressing protests in the UK'

Despite thousands taking to the streets to demonstrate against Trump's state visit and millions of signatures on an online petition, Theresa May is still determined to go ahead with Donald Trump's state visit, regardless of his attempted travel ban on Muslims. A spokesperson for the President of the United States said that Trump 'didn't care about the protests in the United Kingdom' and that 'the President will not be addressing the matter any time in the near future'. #trump state