Following last week’s controversial travel ban by President Donald Trump, there have been protests throughout the UK and the rest of the world.
Previously I have written in this paper how I would be a worried man if Donald Trump became President and these fears have not diminished.
In his latest move, President Trump has signed an executive order banning people from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya from travelling to the United States for 90 days.
This has led to world condemnation as well as the sacking of the acting US Attorney General.
I was glad to hear from our Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, that this ban will not make a difference to UK passport holders.
But like some of President Trump’s other policies, this ban is something I disagree with.
America remains one of our closest allies. The special relationship is between our two countries, not our two leaders and it is right we work with Donald Trump in the interests of our country.
We have to accept that Donald Trump was elected by the people of America and so far he has actually acted on his election promises. We cannot control American policy, but we can ensure we protect our own citizens.
Over the coming weeks and months, I am sure more controversial policies will be brought forward. However, I hope that as we get used to the new President, we can move into a phase of working towards our common goals and strengthening our special relationship.