Joe Cullinane

Scottish Labour Councillor for Kilwinning

Prestwick Airport should end Trump partnership


Labour’s Joe Cullinane has written to the Chairman of Prestwick Airport calling on the airport to end its partnership with The Trump Organization.

The partnership was announced last year. However, following Trump’s comments on banning Muslim’s from the United States of America Councillor Cullinane has said it would be inappropriate for an airport which is wholly owned by the Scottish Government to hold such a partnership.


Speaking after sending his letter, Councillor Cullinane said;


“Donald Trump’s comments about banning Muslim’s from the US are bordering on fascist. They are comments that we shouldn’t accept from anybody in society never mind a multi-billionaire who is standing to be the President of the United States of America."


“Already Robert Gordon University, under pressure from the public, have stripped him of the honorary degree they awarded him. We now need to make it clear to those running Prestwick Airport that it is not acceptable for an airport which is wholly owned by the Scottish Government to retain its partnership with him. I have written to the Chair of the Airport’s board but should they fail to act I will be asking the First Minister to step in and make the decision for them.”


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