Failed PM hopeful Ed Miliband BLASTS Theresa May for COSYING UP to Donald Trump

In a lengthy tirade on Newsnight, Miliband said the Prime Minister made a “perfectly decent speech” but slapped it down because she used it during the wrong “times”.

Responding to Kirsty Wark's statement that it was “great” the British PM was meeting with the leader of the free world, Miliband was eager to interrupt her.

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband blasted Theresa May on NewsnightBBC/GETTY

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband blasted Theresa May on Newsnight

The former Labour leader said: “Banning refugees, endorsing torture, defunding the UN, taking on climate change, I mean where do you even start?

“Starting a trade war with Mexico today, lifting sanctions on Russia on Saturday apparently. This is not normal times.”

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Ahead of the meeting between Theresa May and Donald Trump, a look back at the close ties between the U.S. and Britain.

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Margaret Thatcher shares a joke with Ronald Reagan, at No. 10 Downing Street

Mrs May heralded back to the strong relationship forged by Margaret Thatcher and President Ronald Reagan and received three standing ovations from the Repbulican Congressmen she spoke to in Philadelphia.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said it was "an honour" to welcome Mrs May ahead of her trip to the White House on Friday and claimed a "new-dawn" of US-UK relations were set to emerge.

Yet Miliband claimed Mrs May had made a huge "mistake" in aligning herself with Trump's vision and announced he preferred Angela Merkel.

Miliband said: “I prefer Merkel to May in the way this is being handled. Think of what Angela Merkel did a day after the Presidential elections.

Ed Miliband became visibly frustrated as he spoke over presenter Kirsty AllsopBBC

Ed Miliband became visibly frustrated as he spoke over presenter Kirsty Allsop

"She said yes, a partnership with America is important, but on the basis of certain norms and values, of human rights on the commitment to inequality, yes these things are important.”

Miliband's damning comments followed Nick Clegg's attempt to ruin Theresa May’s trade talks with Trump.

The former Liberal Democrat leader urged May to rethink the Brexit process because the country did not actually "vote to leave the single market” after President Trump claimed a UK-US trade deal could be agreed in just 90 days.

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