As May goes to Washington, she should remember Angela Merkel's words to Trump

Jessica Brown@Jessica_E_Brown
Thursday 26 January 2017 11:15
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Prime Minister Theresa May is flying to America tomorrow to meet with the country's new president.

Downing Street has released extracts of what she is planning on saying to Trump.

So as we rediscover our confidence together – as you renew your nation just as we renew ours – we have the opportunity, indeed the responsibility, to renew the special relationship for this new age. We have the opportunity to lead, together, again.

And politicians aren’t happy about it.

Former Lib Dem MP and business minister Vince Cable says Trump wants to destroy free trade:

Labour peer Stewart Wood has a few opinions:

Former leader of the Lib Dems, Paddy Ashdown isn’t feeling optimistic about it either:

Labour's Yvette Cooper isn't happy:

And Corbyn is hoping May takes some values across the Atlantic with her:

Perhaps May would be best looking to Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, for some common sense politics and speech writing advice.

On Trump’s presidential victory, May gave bland and fairly robotic congratulations to Trump. But Merkel said:

Germany and America are connected by values of democracy, freedom and respect for the law and the dignity of man, independent of origin, skin color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political views. I offer the next President of the United States close cooperation on the basis of these values.

And this, people, is why Merkel is touted as one of the world’s most powerful and popular politicians.

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