Critics Plan Anti-Trump Protest Near Buckingham Palace Before NATO Banquet

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Critics of U.S. President Donald Trump plan to march to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday ahead of an evening banquet hosted for NATO leaders by Queen Elizabeth II.

The protesters are highlighting fears that Britain could be forced to include contracts for its National Health Service (NHS) in a liberal trade deal.

Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have said they want to forge NHS once Britain leaves the European Union.

The future of the NHS and possible higher drugs prices under a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. are key campaign issues for a British general election on December 12.

The Stop Trump Coalition said Trump needs a huge unwelcome and a clear message from that NHS is not for sale.

However, Trump told reporters that Washington wants nothing to do with the NHS.

“We have absolutely nothing to do with it and we wouldn’t want to.

“If you handed it to us on a silver platter we want nothing to do with it.’’ Trump said.

Jeremy Corbyn, left-wing leader of the opposition Labour party, wrote an open letter asking Trump for assurances over the prices paid to U.S. drugs companies as a consequence of any UK trade deal with the U.S.

Trump, who had previously criticised Corbyn and backed Johnson, on Tuesday said he could “work with anybody” after the British election.


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