THE President of the United States is coming to our country to honour the memory of the generation of young Americans who paid for our freedom with their blood. And an army of soft-bellied, virtue-signalling socialists are getting ready to jeer him to the rafters.
Donald Trump will be in the UK from June 3 to 5. On June 6 he will be in Normandy with other world leaders to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the great turning point in the greatest conflict of human history.
The Mega Agency This is not about Trump – we owe a debt that can never be repaid to the generation who paid the ultimate price to keep us free, writes Tony Parsons
When Trump is in the UK he will face a barrage of bile, protest and abuse largely orchestrated by Labour politicians keen to rub their haloes in your face.
Jeremy Corbyn, who has spent a lifetime proudly licking the shoes of terrorists in Hamas, Hezbollah and the IRA, will boycott a state banquet in Trump’s honour because of what he calls the President’s “racist and misogynistic rhetoric”.
Oh, the bitter irony that this grand gesture comes from a Labour leader who has seen virulent Jew-baiting racism infect the Labour Party!
London Mayor Sadiq Khan says Trump represents “the polar opposite of our city’s values of inclusion, diversity and tolerance”.
No — what Trump will be representing in June are the American servicemen who fought by our side against Nazi Germany.
David Lammy calls Trump, “deluded, dishonest, xenophobic, narcissistic.” But would Labour’s loon be quite so free to rant and rave if we had lost the war against Fascism?
Emily Thornberry says it “beggars belief” that Trump will get a full state visit in June, although Labour was quite happy to extend exactly that same honour to ex-KGB hardman Vladimir Putin.
This is not hypocrisy. It is pig ignorance. The freedoms we take for granted were paid for by the generation that faced down tyranny more than 70 years ago.
DONALD TRUMP IS HERE TO REMEMBER D-DAY.
Spit on him and you spit on the glorious dead.
Emily Thornberry says Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain will be a ‘giant waste of taxpayers’ money’ at PMQs
‘SHOW SOME BLOODY RESPECT’
When those preening Labour members wave their tiny fists at Trump, they are disrespecting the generation of young men who gave everything so Europe could be free.
It is worth remembering the staggering human cost of D-Day. 10,000 Allied dead on D-Day itself, including 6,603 Americans.
Thousands more would die in the battle to break out of Normandy.
I carry no candle for Donald Trump. The irony of seeing him stand to attention on those historic beaches is that Donald had every chance to fight for his country in Vietnam but decided to stay home in Manhattan, doing his hair. But this is not about Trump.
‘WE OWE DEBT THAT CAN NEVER BE REPAID’
It does not matter a damn what you think about this tango-hued President. We owe a debt that can never be repaid to the generation who paid the ultimate price to keep us free.
America is our oldest and our most important ally. That relationship is under strain today, with Trump bitterly repeating his claims that British intelligence spied on him to help his rivals during his presidential campaign.
But the special relationship is real and will long outlive the political pygmies who cavort on the world stage today. That bond was forged in the fire of World War Two and the sacrifice of a generation. The American President is coming to Europe to honour the boys who fought on those beaches 75 years ago.
So David Lammy — stop polishing your halo for five minutes and consider all you owe to the greatest generation. Sadiq Khan — refrain from flying your puerile Trump balloon and try to imagine the human cost of D-Day.
Emily Thornberry — please visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, overlooking Omaha beach, and reflect upon the 9,388 graves of the young Americans who died setting Europe free.
AND SHOW SOME BLOODY RESPECT.
Dan Charity – The Sun The freedoms we take for granted were paid for by the generation that faced down tyranny more than 70 years ago
The Sun’s former Political Editor George Pascoe-Watson discusses the prospect of a State Visit from US President Donald Trump
Brexit is a flop if not hard
BACK in the Seventies, Stiff Records – home to Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Elvis Costello and assorted punky misfits – had a catchy slogan. “If it ain’t stiff, it ain’t worth a f***.”
1978 Gus Stewart As Ian Dury and other punk misfits said: ‘if it is not hard, it’s not worth a f***’
I have grown to feel exactly the same way about Brexit. Any Brexit has to be real – a genuine departure from the European Union – or it is not worth having.
Brexit should be about conviction. Brexit should be about passion. As Stiff Records suggested, you need blood-gorged conviction.
Because nothing else will work! Just becoming a non-voting member of the EU would be a grotesque act of national self-harm.
No doubt Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party will give the Tories a good hiding at the European elections. But if we were really going to leave the EU, we would have done so by now.
The British establishment lacks the will to deliver Brexit but the courage to revoke Article 50 and abandon Brexit. Because our politicians are snivelling, self-serving cowards who are not worthy of our people.
I would bet my life that what Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will eventually offer us is something that keeps us in the EU in all but name. A token Brexit. A limp Brexit. But if it is not hard, it’s not worth a f***.
And it will not be hard, will it? There is zero chance of that. What Tezza and Jezza offer will be a limp, flaccid, embarrassingly droopy little thing.
And who voted for that? Nobody. They can keep their fake Brexit. I would rather we stay inside the EU and run the thing.
Theresa May says ‘it’s important to be straight with people’ in defending blunt ‘Road to Brexit’ speech
Dan has a licence to killjoy
DANIEL CRAIG famously declared that he would rather “slash my own wrists” than play James Bond again.
Kobal Collection – Rex Features It would be great to see a Bond actor who LOVED playing our greatest fictional hero
But there Dan was at the unveiling of the cast for the next movie, looking mean, moody and ready for another epic payday.
Craig has been a good Bond but it would be nice to see the next 007 played by an actor who actually LOVED playing our greatest fictional hero. And who hasn’t had a humour bypass.
Champers banBUT of respect for religious sensitivities, this year will see the first Cup Final where the FA is not providing champagne.
The FA reckons its decision “ensures that we are as inclusive as possible.” Well, sort of.
Because banning alcohol doesn’t include those players who think winning the FA Cup deserves a glass of champagne.
Bonkers Eric has cracked
PRIOR to the Manchester derby, United icon Eric Cantona shared a clip of a penis being used to crack open an egg.
Instagram @ericcantona Eric Cantona is stark raving bonkers
The member was fully erect and apparently being held captive between some anonymous gentleman’s legs before being released to dramatically smash the egg nestling in his navel.
But what did it mean? It couldn’t just be Cantona posting a film of a willy cracking an egg – could it? Some suggested that the egg represented the bald head of City manager Pep Guardiola. Others believed the penis smashing the egg symbolised what United would do to City (United lost 2-0).
Nobody seemed to suggest the obvious – Eric Cantona is stark raving bonkers. As pre-match entertainment, it had the edge on Gary Neville talking about Manchester United’s problems at the back.
But thank goodness Eric didn’t show us a novel way to dip your soldier into your runny egg.Can Nic remain adamant
DRESSED up like an Adam Ant tribute act, Nicole Kidman tells Vanity Fair she has banned her two daughters from having smartphones.
AFP or licensors Nicole won’t let her children use smartphones
“They don’t have a phone and I don’t allow them to have Instagram,” says Nicole. “I try to keep some sort of boundaries.”
But Kidman’s little girls are Sunday, ten, and Faith, eight. That age is the calm before the storm! Report back in five years, Nicole.
If you can keep a pair of teenage girls from building their lives around their phones, then that would really be impressive.We need more like Rachel
RACHEL RILEY, Countdown queen, has done more than anyone in this country to call out the anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.
Channel 4 We need Rachel’s courage, wisdom and grit in the House of Commons
Rachel, who is Jewish, challenges Jeremy Corbyn to sue her for calling him an anti-Semite. “It would mean an actual court scrutinising the mountain of evidence we have and him (Corbyn) having to answer for it under oath, in public. YES PLEASE!”
What a gal – although I can’t help thinking that Rachel is wasted spelling out rude words on Countdown.
Don’t we need exactly Rachel’s courage, wisdom and grit in the House of Commons? God knows there is none there right now.
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HAS Game Of Thrones got boring? The first two episodes of the final series have had hardened fans gawping with disbelief. Tedium has come to the seven kingdom
The romantic dragon ride that Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen took in the first episode was corny beyond belief.
And Arya Stark losing her virginity felt like a feeble attempt at one of those truly shocking twists that Game Of Thrones has delivered since Ned Stark was beheaded in the first series.Perhaps
things will liven up with episode three.
Never the fastest on their feet, the army of the dead have finally arrived at the gates of Winterfell. Those ice zombies can’t possibly be dull. Can they?
Jon Snow tells Daenerys he is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark on Game Of Thrones