Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump to make 'scaled-down visit to United Kingdom next year'

Trump to make 'scaled-down visit to United Kingdom next year'

Trump will not stay at Buckingham Palace with the Queen and will likely sleep at the residence of recently-appointed United States ambassador Woody Johnson, The Evening Standard reported.

The visit will not include a stay with the Queen like Barack Obama enjoyed in 2011.

Theresa May's official spokesman said it remained the government's intention that Mr Trump will have a state visit.

The offer of a state visit made by Theresa May to the U.S. president in January raised eyebrows with a former head of the committee that arranges state visits saying it breached protocol.

Almost 200 MPs signed an early motion opposing Mr Trump addressing both houses of Parliament, with Speaker John Bercow voicing his opposition to his visit during a session in the House of Commons. He was not aware of any other discussions on a separate working visit, Reuters reports.

They had very few three-pointers to speak of; in other words, they were the opposite of what the NBA is supposed to be today. In fact, not only do they have deficiencies, but they do not even have the tools or resources to resolve those deficiencies.

Hundreds of thousands of people had signed a petition against the plan.

Sources have told the Evening Standard that no date has yet been fixed but the working visit is planned for early in 2018.

MPs, celebrities and trade unionists formed a "Stop Trump Coalition" vowing "one of the biggest demonstrations in British history to make very clear... that this is not in our name".

In July there was speculation that Trump would visit his Scottish golf course and then Downing Street after the G20 summit in Hamburg, as part of a European trip that included a big speech in Warsaw.

'Exact dates for President Trump to visit have not yet been arranged'. But if a meeting with the Queen is the only card Theresa May has to play when trading with Trump, we are in for a long Brexit winter.

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