Anti-nuclear campaigners have responded to the news of Trump’s state visit to Britain in June.

Dave Webb, chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, said:

“That Trump has even been offered a state visit – with all the pomp and ceremony that it will entail – is truly shocking.

“Why is Theresa May attempting to normalise the behaviour of a man who casually threatens nuclear war, who tears up nuclear treaties, who has broken every convention of appropriate behaviour with his misogynistic language, his ban on Muslim immigrants, his climate change denial and retweeting material from far-right organisations here in Britain?

“The state visit is totally unacceptable – and certainly not a diplomatic necessity as some have suggested. We will be working with other organisations to mobilise hundreds of thousands of people on the streets in June to oppose the politics Trump represents.”