Donald Trump to make ‘scaled down visit to UK next year’

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President Donald Trump is set to make a scaled-down visit to Britain next year, it has been reported.

Such a move would come in the wake of controversy generated by Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to invite Mr Trump to make a full state visit.

Mr Trump on a visit to one of his Scottish estates. Picture: John Devlin

Mr Trump on a visit to one of his Scottish estates. Picture: John Devlin

Under plans being discussed by diplomats, the president would make a stripped-down trip that would not involve staying with the Queen, the London Evening Standard reported.

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The “working visit” would not feature the pomp of a state visit and is likely to be part of an international tour by Mr Trump rather than a trip focused solely on the UK, according to the newspaper.

Threats of mass protests and boycotts greeted news that Mrs May had extended the honour of a state visit to Mr Trump when she visited him in the White House in his first week in office.

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Commons Speaker John Bercow later said the president should not be allowed to address the House of Commons during any visit.

A Downing Street spokesman said: “Our position on the state visit has not changed - an offer has been extended and President Trump has accepted.

“Exact dates for President Trump to visit have not yet been arranged.”