Trump won't go to the UK until Parliament is out of session, to avoid being denied admission to the Commons

Speaker John Bercow has stated that Trump hasn't "earned" the right to address the Commons, something that Parliamentarians are likely to back, given the 1.8 million signatures on a petition against a state visit by Trump.

All this has prompted Trump to delay his state visit until next summer, when Parliament is out of session -- so he won't have to face the scandal of being denied admission to Parliament.

The U.S. president is now expected to visit from a Thursday to a Sunday, the Guardian reported Saturday. Britain’s Parliament is in summer recess until Sept. 5. The trip, his first to the U.K. since his election as president, may fuel protests over early actions since taking office. This would suggest that he would spend little time in London, the newspaper said.

Trump U.K. Visit Delayed to Avoid Parliament Talk, Guardian Says [Stefania Spezzati/Bloomberg]

(via Naked Capitalism)

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  1. daneel says:

    Allegedly he wants to hold a rally in "a massive stadium".

    “The idea that is being discussed is to hire a major stadium in Birmingham, Cardiff or even Wembley and to bring everyone together in a massive rally to celebrate the special relationship between the US and the UK.

    “Trump is a huge supporter of the military so the plan would be to charge people £10 to attend with all the proceeds going to the Poppy appeal.

    Can't see how that could go wrong.

  2. They should go one step further, and deny him admission to the UK until he is in compliance with his own country's law.

  3. Skip the UK. I hear there's a great facility available in Nuremberg.

  4. I'm hoping that this delay will allow him to avoid

    for a different reason. Id est, because he won't be in office anymore.

  5. Demand the passwords for his social media accounts as a condition for his entry, just like he's proposing be done in the US. [Then have one of the UK border agents "accidentally" change his Twitter password to a random string of alphanumeric characters.]

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