A growing number of MPs oppose Donald Trump speaking in the Houses of Parliament
Senior Labour MPs have pledged to “empty chair” Donald Trump if he addresses the Houses of Parliament during his state visit.
MPs have blamed the US president's views on women, torture and refugees for their plans to boycott the event.
Harriet Harman branded the President’s views “unacceptable” as she led the charge for MPs against a Trump speech.
I could not be there clapping a man who is a self-confessed groper
The long-standing Labour MP said: “I could not be there clapping a man who is a self-confessed groper.
“His views on many issues are unacceptable.
“And on foreign policy he seems to think he can just bully other countries and get his way.”
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said: “I find it a disgrace what he has done so far.”
Mr McDonnell said he “would have to think hard” about attending any event led by Mr Trump in parliament.
He has called for the state visit to be downgraded to an ordinary visit by a foreign leader as a petition calling for the state visit to be scrapped reached 1.8 million signatures, meaning Parliament will have to debate the matter.
Harriet Harman branded Donald Trump's views "unacceptable"
Emily Thornberry has signed the motion opposing Mr Trump making a speech
Across the floor, former minister Anna Soubry admitted she was “not sure” she would listen to the Republican billionaire if he did address both houses.
She told The Andrew Marr Show: “He craves attention, he’s like a spoilt child.”
More than 160 MPs have signed a motion demanding the authorities ban Mr Trump form delivering a speech in Westminster Hall or elsewhere in the Palace of Westminster.
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Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper and Mrs Harman’s husband Jack Dromey have signed the motion.
John Bercow, Speaker of the House, is said to have raised concerns over the potential backlash from MPs if Mr Trump does deliver a speech.
It is thought if the President is allowed to make a speech he could be moved to the Royal Gallery, which is currently covered in scaffolding.