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Trump visit to UK will go ahead despite Queen’s Speech omission,

In her speech at the opening of Parliament, the Queen did not address Trump’s visit, despite outlining the government’s plans for the next two years, including a state visit from the king and queen of Spain next month.There is a very good chance that British Prime Minister Theresa May will strike a deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party by next Thursday to prop up her minority government, a senior DUP lawmaker said on Thursday.”This will be complemented by legislation to ensure that the United Kingdom makes a success of Brexit, establishing new national policies on immigration, global sanctions, nuclear safeguards, agriculture and fisheries”, she said.A major theme of this year’s speech?Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain appears to have been postponed, as it has been left out of the Queen’s Speech.Eight of 27 bills outlined in the speech deal with the complex Brexit process.May said her Government would pursue “a Brexit deal that works for every part of the country and that commands the greatest possible public support”.”Is the Queen trying to tell us something about Brexit with her hat?” the Daily Telegraph asked.However, the speech was likely to be defined in Britain by what it did not contain, with key election promises to introduce a so-called “dementia tax”, to bring in means-testing of winter fuel payments and to scrap the state pension triple lock all abandoned.Prince Philip, the husband of the queen, didn’t attend after being hospitalized for an infection.The BBC reported Wednesday that an October visit by Mr. Trump has been suggested, but that no date has yet been agreed upon.But given that the Queen s Speech usually mentions all state visits planned for the duration of the Parliament, indicates the visit may have been put off indefinitely.When Mr Khan’s office said he had simply been saying people should not be alarmed by the additional police presence on the streets, Mr Trump accused him of making “pathetic excuses”, prompting the mayor to call for the visit to be dropped.”The election result was not the one I hoped for, but this government will respond with humility and resolve to the message the electorate sent”, May said in a statement.The Prime Minister called for “compassion, unity, resolve” as she said: “This is a hard time for our country, but we are a resilient country”.Association of Licenced Multiple Retailers (ALMR) chief executive Kate Nicholls said that while the speech “rightly focused” on Brexit, it was “disappointing that there was no specific announcement on business rates reform”.