The Labour candidate for Cardiff South and Penarth, Stephen Doughty, has again advised Prime Minister Theresa May to cancel her invitation for a State Visit to the UK by the President of the United States, Donald Trump – scheduled for Autumn this year.
Doughty’s latest plea comes in the wake of President Trump’s decision to pull-out of the widely-discredited Paris Climate Accord – which independent critics say is a “massive scam to shift jobs from the USA to the Far East” .
In giving the Prime Minister his advice, Doughty has told MediaWales “I know that Trump would not have any welcome here in Wales”. – although he does not quote any evidence to back up his assertion.
Doughty also claims “there is a political consensus amongst most parties here in Wales on the devastating impact that climate change could have”.
However UKIP has already ridiculed Doughty’s comments.
UKIP leader in the Welsh Assembly Neil Hamilton has fully endorsed President Trump’s decision to pull out of the contentious Climate Agreement.
Hamilton said the US President was “ absolutely right” and his action had been “fully in line with UKIP’s policy“ . He said “Quite regardless of whether mankind has been affecting the climate of the world, the Paris agreement is not going to make any progress towards carbon emissions because China is going to double its emissions of CO2 over the next 13 years and India is going to treble them.”
Hamilton says India and China “currently account for a third of all global emissions. If we close down the entire British economy that would only knock 2% off the world target so Donald Trump has woken up to the fact that this is a massive scam in effect to export jobs from the West to the East.”
Hamilton says he hopes the president will visit Wales on his State Visit … and find a site for a new golf course. – “like the one he built in Scotland”.