Theresa May today hit back at Donald Trump’s incendiary warning Britain is ‘losing its culture’ because of immigration.
The Prime Minister said that immigrants from all over the world have made a ‘fantastic contribution’ to life in the UK.
Although she also stressed that Britain will end free movement when the country quits the European Union.
Mr Trump has sent the Special Relationship into meltdown by trashing the PM’s Brexit plans which he said killed off hopes of a transatlantic trade deal.
And he said warned Britain – and the rest of Europe – is ‘losing its culture’ by allowing ‘millions and millions’ of people to move in.
Donald trump (pictured at Chequers with Theresa May today) warned Britain – and the rest of Europe – is ‘losing its culture’ by allowing ‘millions and millions’ of people to move in.
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are welcomed at Blenheim Palace by Britain Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May
Trump said that mass migration has changed Europe in a negative way – and that without quick action, it will never be the same again. Pictured: Migrants off the coast of Libya in 2015 at the height of the migration crisis
In a firm slap down this morning, he PM’s official spokeswoman made it clear Mrs May does not share his view.
She said: ‘On immigration, we have always said that people from all over the world have come here and made this country what it is and we welcome their contribution.
‘Britain is one of the best countries in the world to come and live – but at the same time we want to put in place a system which ensures we have control of our borders and that is what we are going to do later this year.
‘But let’s be clear, this is