Hodge and Omarosa have prompted great political controversy within their respective countries Chris McAndrew / Gage Skidmore

Anti-Corbyn Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge and former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman will speak at the Cambridge Union next month, according to the Cambridge Union’s Michaelmas 2018 termcard published today.

Dame Margaret Hodge has been invited to debate at the Union on the ‘state of the Left’, discussing the internal turmoils rocking the Labour Party, in particular the concerns surrounding anti-semitism.

Hodge has previously warned against the "cult of Corbynism" and said that Labour's refusal to adopt internationally recognised measures of antisemitism "make the party a hostile environment for Jews.”

Current and former Labour Party members and left-wing public figures, encompassing all sides of the party’s internal disputes, will join Hodge in the debate, set to take place on 22nd November.

On 9th November, Omarosa Manigault Newman will speak about the United States’ reaction to Trump’s presidency and assess the nation’s current standing in the world. She will be joined at the Union by Tony Schwartz, a journalist and ghostwriter for Trump who has been close to the now-President since the 1970s.


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Omarosa resigned as a political aide to Donald Trump in December 2017, and subsequently released highly revelatory material in the form of a memoir and several secretly recorded tapes. The first tape she released – recorded inside the Situation Room – has been described by certain journalists as potentially "one of the worst White House security breaches ever.”

Her book, Unhinged, is deeply critical of Trump. Speaking about whether she would vote for her former boss again on a recent episode of Celebrity Big Brother, she said: "God no. Never. Not in a million years, never.”

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