Tulip Siddiq – the Labour Party MP who is at the forefront of goading the British government into banning U.S. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump from the United Kingdom – is one of her party’s members who helped the hard-left, anti-Israel Jeremy Corbyn become its leader. She also claims in a 2014 biography to have campaigned for U.S. President Barack Obama in 2008.
Ms. Siddiq, whose job is to represent the interests of her constituents, has called Mr. Trump “corrosive” in a statement to the Telegraph newspaper, following the news that Mr. Trump would pull over £700m in investment in Scotland if UK MPs recommended to ban him from the country.
She said yesterday: “The United Kingdom should not be held to ransom by corrosive billionaire politicians. In our country, money doesn’t buy the right to sew discord and hatred in our communities.
“Donald Trump’s threats about withholding investment from the UK is another desperate attempt to get in the headlines and anyone seeing his comments should reject his bigotry.”
She hasn’t yet commented on how much foreign funding is ploughed into UK academic institutions, mosques, and communities by the likes of Saudi Arabia – with the express intent to “sew discord and hatred” in Britain.
Ms. Siddiq was elected to Parliament to represent the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency in May 2015. She beat her Liberal Democrat opponent, and radical Islam critic Maajid Nawaz, who has spent the better part of his life campaigning against Islamic extremism.
The ‘British Bangladeshi Who’s Who’ magazine listed Ms. Siddiq on page 110 of 120, stating: “She has campaigned for political parties internationally and in 2008, she campaigned for Barack Obama in the United States.”
The magazine also notes her involvement with Labour politicians Oona King and Sadiq Khan – the latter of whom is running for Mayor of London, and has been the lawyer for Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, and former Guantanamo Bay detainees.
She was one of five out of nine Muslim, Labour Members of Parliament who helped elect Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party by sponsoring his initial candidacy within the party.
She is the niece of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.