Press Statement from Janice Atkinson, MEP, Vice President of the Europe of Nations and Freedom Group in the European Parliament, and senior UK MEP on the EU-US Delegation Committee
Condemns ‘Outrageous’ Invitations For Presidents of Mexico and Canada To Address The European Parliament Ahead of Donald Trump
Yesterday, in a closed meeting of the European People`s Party, a grouping in the European Parliament which is known as `Merkel`s Mouthpiece`, Manfred Weber, the leader, announced that he had invited the Presidents of Mexico and Canada to speak in the Parliament within the next few weeks.
The same day, his group and the majority of the elected MEPs, condemned President Trump`s action on migration and asked the Commission to block the appointment of Ted Malloch, the man widely tipped to become the next US Ambassador to the EU.
Janice Atkinson MEP, Vice President of the Europe of Nation and Freedom group, a Trump supporter and the UK`s most senior member of the EU-US Delegation in the Parliament said: “It is quite outrageous that the leader of the free world, elected by a large majority, is condemned for implementing his election promises, is being treated in such a manner. I do not support the invitation by Merkel`s people to the presidents of Mexico and Canada ahead of Mr Trump.
“This is sheer provocation. To invite these two people who border the US and who are in conflict with Mr Trump is typical of the way the Parliament conducts its business. They are typical tin pot little dictators whose rosy left/liberal world has been turned upside down.
“I spoke in the Parliament yesterday condemning their attitude and said that Brexit had sent an earthquake throughout the EU, Mr Trump`s presidency was Brexit with a nuclear warhead attached.”