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Gramps49
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What if May gets a no confidence vote, and the government has to change before the planned visit?
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quote:
Originally posted by Gramps49:
What if May gets a no confidence vote, and the government has to change before the planned visit?

Better yet -- let's hope the U.S. has a change of government.
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posted by Gramps49
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What if May gets a no confidence vote, and the government has to change before the planned visit?
Nothing changes. It isn't Mrs May who has invited DT, it is Her Majesty's Government. In the same way if, say, DT were to resign before the visit then Mike Pence would come because he would be the President.

There are only three things which can stop the state visit:
  • the UK Government makes a convincing case that the security concerns are so great they cannot guarantee the President's safety;
  • the US government decides the UK is such a dangerous place they prefer not to put the President in harm's way;
  • the sovereign or her consort dies and there is full court mourning.
The first two are unlikely, bearing in mind the numerous visits made by presidents Bush and Obama after 2001. The third is in the lap of the gods.

In any case the visit is only likely to be delayed, an outright cancellation is not on the cards.

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Best comment of the day -

"Theresa, my dear, I desperately want you to arrange my visit to visit England, do you think you could pull it off for me?"

"Donald darling, which would you like me to do first?"

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quote:
Originally posted by Boogie:
Best comment of the day -

"Theresa, my dear, I desperately want you to arrange my visit to visit England, do you think you could pull it off for me?"

"Donald darling, which would you like me to do first?"

Prescient, apparently.
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“I still want to come, but I’m in no rush,” Trump reportedly said to May. “So, if you can fix it for me, it would make things a lot easier.”

“When I know I’m going to get a better reception,” the president said, “I’ll come and not before.”

Source.

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Recently, the news has occasionally mentioned that the White House says T won't be doing this trip this year.

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Eutychus
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The White House had previously announced 2018.

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Since becoming president Trump has visited several countries, and any protests against him have been manageable. I don't see why the UK should be any different. Has he offended British people more than he's offended anyone else?

As for the Queen, I'm sure it's already been said that she's used to hosting world leaders who have dodgy reputations.

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Well, there was that small matter of him declaring the democratically-elected mayor of our largest city persona non grata in the US, simply for being a Muslim...
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Originally posted by SvitlanaV2:
Since becoming president Trump has visited several countries, and any protests against him have been manageable. I don't see why the UK should be any different. Has he offended British people more than he's offended anyone else?

As for the Queen, I'm sure it's already been said that she's used to hosting world leaders who have dodgy reputations.

The fear might be we'd find some way of changing the locks after he left town so you'd be stuck with him forever. Suckers!

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Contrary to Mail-, Express- and Torygraph-readers' belief, Britain isn't going to be great enough to be worth the trouble, post-Brexit. And we still have to sign up to that great and beautiful trade deal . . .

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By 2018, the UK will be in such dire straits ( aka shite) that we won't give a twopenny cuss whether Ozymandias visits, or whether he doesn't.

[Disappointed]

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