The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, condemned President Donald Trump's Immigration plans in a speech at the House of Commons. Previously, Boris Johnson, who has drawn the ire of Conservative back benchers in recent weeks for his comments about Brexit, described the new president as "a liberal guy from New York City".

Trump's plans are 'divisive and wrong'

In his speech, Boris Johnson declared that Trump's strict immigration plans are not something that the United Kingdom would ever consider following Brexit. In staunch terms, Boris Johnson said: 'Measures introduced to discriminate against people on the grounds of nationality is both divisive and wrong.

Trump should reconsider his plans otherwise he risks alienating the United States from the rest of the world'.

Johnson declared that both he and Amber Rudd, the home secretary who was reported to the police due to one of her speeches, have both spoken with the Trump administration. Johnson said that all British passport holders remain free to visit the US.

Freedom to criticise

The foreign secretary continued, stating that: 'This country’s close relationship with the United States is extremely important. The US and the UK will be working very closely together over the next couple of years. The prime minister's visit to the United States was incredibly successful. If we have difference with the United States, our special relationship with them allows us to comment freely'.

'We have been given detailed assurances from the United States embassy that Trump's executive order will make no difference to any British passport holder living in America irrespective of their country of birth,' Johnson said.

The Labour chair of the home affairs committee, Yvette Cooper, said that Boris Johnson did not go far enough in his criticism of the new United States government. Cooper urged the US government to stop stigmatising Muslims through vitriolic hate speech. Cooper continued, stating: 'The fact that Trump announced these plans on Holocaust Memorial Day makes it worse'.