Friday, 1 December 2017

Donald Trump’s 'Working Visit' to UK Dropped As Tensions With Theresa May Grow Over President's Far-Right Retweets

Trump could visit Britain in February despite spat with PM
US diplomats have dropped plans for Donald Trump to conduct a visit to Britain in January amid a war of words between the two countries’ leaders. 

Mr Trump, the US president, had been pencilled in for a ‘working visit’ in the first month of 2018 to formally open America’s new London embassy. 

The trip, a scaled down version of a state visit with no meeting with the Queen, was intended to allow Mr Trump to come to the UK while avoiding the mass protests a full state visit would likely trigger. 

However, The Telegraph can reveal that the trip has been pushed into the long grass, with no new date in the diary picked. 

A senior US diplomat said: "The idea of a visit has obviously been floated, but not December and not January. I would not expect a Trump visit in January."

It comes with relations between Theresa May and Mr Trump deteriorating in a public spat over the US president’s tweeting of...

Donald Trump is facing calls for his arrest if he defies fury over his far-right retweets to come to the UK in February.
Plans are being made for the US president to make a 'working visit' within months to open the new American embassy in London.
It is thought to be conceived as a pared-back trip, rather than a red carpet occasion. The PM fuelled speculation yesterday that the idea of a full State Visit has been put on hold - despite an invitation being issued and accepted at the beginning of this year.
However, the potential backlash Mr Trump will face was laid bare last night when prisons minister Sam Gyimah said he was 'deeply uncomfortable' about the prospect of him coming to the UK.
Labour MP Chris Bryant today repeated his suggestion that the 'leader of the free world' should be arrested for inciting racial hatred if he sets foot in the UK.
He told MailOnline Mr Trump should get the same treatment as Robert Mugabe - who faced an attempted citizen's arrest by gay rights activist Peter Tatchell when he visited in 2001. 

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