Theresa May and the Government need to stand up to Donald Trump

The condemnation by the UK government of Donald Trump's crackdown on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries was, if belated, welcome nonetheless. The US President's latest executive order is the most worrying of those he has made thus far, as discriminatory as it is facile. There is little evidence that terrorists have been entering America as refugees from the countries on Mr Trump's list: as with so much of the President's first week in office, the symbolism matters to the man in the White House as much as practical effectiveness. That's not to say his latest move was without consequences though – far from it, as several hundred individuals already travelling to the US soon found out.