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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:36 pm

Boris Johnson attacks Labour in row over cancelled Trump visit
No 10 backs foreign secretary in saying Corbyn and London mayor putting US-UK relations at risk after embassy trip called off

Fri 12 Jan 2018 12.37 GMT Last modified on Fri 12 Jan 2018 17.49 GMT

Downing Street has accused Labour of risking relations with the US by saying Donald Trump is not welcome in Britain, after the president cancelled a visit planned for next month amid the threat of mass protests.

In a move that ties No 10 ever more closely to Trump, a Downing Street source supported a comment by Boris Johnson in which the foreign secretary condemned Jeremy Corbyn and the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, for opposing a presidential visit.

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Post by Volkonski » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:03 pm

Trump is being mocked mercilessly on Twitter for his decision not to travel to London to open the new American embassy. :-D

https://twitter.com/hashtag/icancelledm ... %5Ehashtag

A few samples-

Sheila Harrington
@sharrington_k
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8 hours ago


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#ICancelledMyTripToLondon because it’s wet and windy in February and that’s bad news for my comb-over #fakenews
Adrian Bott



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8 hours ago


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#ICancelledMyTripToLondon over entirely legitimate & well documented concerns that the bridge is structurally unsound


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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:49 am

Far-Right Trump Supporters Try to Arrest London Mayor

https://www.thedailybeast.com/far-right ... ndon-mayor
A group of far-right protesters holding American flags disrupted an event featuring London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday, attempting to conduct a “citizen’s arrest” of the mayor after he dissed U.S. President Donald Trump. Khan’s speech on gender equality at the Fabian Society was delayed by several minutes as police ushered the demonstrators out of the building, according to multiple reports. The protesters, believed to be members of the White Pendragons group, accused Khan of “subverting the English constitution” and demanded he be arrested. They were escorted out by police after several minutes of their “non-violent” protest. The incident appeared to stem from Khan’s remarks on Trump’s planned visit to London, which he said was canceled because the American president feared widespread protests. After the protesters were ousted on Saturday, Khan took another jab at Trump. “It is a pleasure to be here even though we were distracted by the actions of what some would call very stable geniuses,” he said.


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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:23 pm

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Post by Reality Check » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:43 pm

Great ad lib by the mayor: "It is a great pleasure to be here although we were obstructed by what some would call very stable geniuses".


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Post by kate520 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:34 pm

I’m a little concerned about the seemingly worldwide response to a diss of The Donald: LOCK THEM UP. Did I miss the memo? :?


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