Tag Archives: United Kingdom

Enumerati

Trump Erroneously Claims U.K. Is U.S.’s Biggest Trade Partner

#7

President Trump said in his meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May that the U.K. is the Unites States’ biggest trade partner, a fact that “many people may not know,” CNN reports. That’s because it is not true: China is actually the largest U.S. trade partner. Britain is number seven.

Poetic Justice

While in London, Trump was greeted and feted by the queen,
Theresa May gave him a breakfast of scones and clotted cream.
But Boris Johnson
Decided to refrain from
Meeting someone with whom he preferred not to be seen.

Enumerati

U.K. Expels 23 Russian Diplomats

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British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the United Kingdom would expel 23 Russian diplomats after the Kremlin failed to take responsibility for the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the HuffPost reports.

Poetic Justice

A Parliamentary Objection

He might be our so-called president,
And he might be the White House’s sole resident,
But when Trump goes to London,
Because of his “racism and sexism,”
He won’t be allowed to address Parliament.

Enumerati

Parliament to Take Up Measure to ban Donald Trump from the United Kingdom

560,000-plus

Number of people who have signed a petition demanding that billionaire businessman Donald Trump be barred from entering the United Kingdom. “British members of Parliament “are to debate calls for the US presidential candidate Donald Trump to be banned from the UK following his controversial comments about Muslims, after more than half a million people signed a petition,” the Guardian reports. “Politicians will also discuss a separate petition opposing such a ban, even though it only gained about 40,000 signatures – well below the 100,000 threshold for triggering a debate.”

Verbatim

Cameron Makes an Assassination Quip

I have to say that after the events I’ve been facing over the past few days, assassination would be a welcome release.

— British Prime Minister David Cameron, quoted by National Review, commenting on today’s Scottish independence vote, which could push him out of office.