Letter: Trump visit in limbo

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain was left out of the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday, June 21, leading many to hope that it has been scrapped.

The address usually mentions planned state visits; this years’ speech only referred to welcoming King Felipe and Queen Leticia of Spain in July. The omission comes after the White House denied reports that Mr Trump had told Theresa May that he would not make the trip if it would spark huge street protests. Samir Dathi, of the Stop Trump coalition, called postponement or possible cancellation “a stunning example of people power”. A Number 10 spokesman said that the visit wasn’t mentioned because a date has yet to be fixed.