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Labour Leader Corbyn Refuses Invitation to Trump State Banquet

  • Criticizes prime minister for ‘rolling out the red carpet’
  • U.S. President Trump to make June 3-5 state visit to U.K.
Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy CorbynPhotographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

U.K. opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn turned down an invitation to attend a state banquet with U.S. President Donald Trump hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.

The government said this week Trump would come on a state visit June 3-5, the highest honor afforded to visiting dignitaries. The U.S. president and Prime Minister Theresa May will hold talks in London and take part in an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, one of the turning points of World War II.