Nigel Farage blasts UK Government for downgrading Donald Trump state visit

Nigel Farage blasts UK Government for downgrading Donald Trump state visit

Nigel Farage blasts UK Government for downgrading Donald Trump state visit

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

It was reported today that diplomats are now arranging a lower-key "working visit" for the president, which will be part of a tour he will make of a number of countries.

But he will not sleep at Buckingham Palace as the guest of the Queen, probably staying at the residence of the new United States ambassador Woody Johnson instead.

It was immediately criticised as a breach of convention, as state visits are usually reserved for a president's second term. Her announcement was met threats of massive protests, and the speaker of the House of Commons insisted he would bar Trump from addressing Parliament.

They said a full state visit will follow later at an unspecified date.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "Our position on the State Visit has not changed - an offer has been extended and President Trump has accepted".

A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Theresa May said Trump had accepted an invite for a state visit, but that her office was not aware of any discussions relating to a separate working visit.

The move would avoid the controversy surrounding Mr Trump's state visit, which was offered by Theresa May within days of his inauguration but is yet to take place.

The London Evening Standard said the visit - said by sources to be set for early 2018 - is expected to be less controversial than if he was welcomed formally by the Queen, and it was likely he would stay at the U.S. ambassador's residence rather than Buckingham Palace.

Jeremy Shapiro claimed Trump was "exploiting" Britain's romantic view of the special relationship to get a post-Brexit trading deal that benefited America.

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