“I Donald John Trump do solemnly swear that I will to the best of my ability…preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States.”
The former will return shortly as President.
The two men and their wives pose for photographs.
The campaign group hopes to lead the official No campaign.
The Conservatives held a seat in Bromsgrove.
Woody Johnson is rich and an ally of the President. So what? So were his predecessors.
“I have a feeling it’s going to be beautiful,” he says of his inauguration.
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Yes, the Government is unlikely to block outright an SNP demand for a rematch. But that’s not the only card in her hand.
With a constant onus on fundraising and campaigning, Republicans up for re-election cannot afford to support Trump for too long if real change isn’t felt in their districts.
But I meet new friends from Alabama who tell me that everything’s going to be beautiful.
Graeme Archer: A charter for bullies. Infecting criminal justice with identity politics is a terrible, terrible mistake
And the physicist who reported the Home Secretary for ‘hate crime’, for wanting more British apprenticeships? He’s a fat idiot, yes. But mostly he’s a bully.
It is too easy for those making the decisions to overlook the fact that their victims are usually paid a fraction of what they, themselves, earn.
Our folk memory of World War Two is based as much in cinematic fiction as in real history. But that’s pretty hard to explain to our European neighbours.
America’s long democratic history provide a few guides for navigating the reign of the ‘unprecedented President’.
The improper expansion of judicial authority is hindering our military and intelligence services in the defence of the realm.
She needn’t to give a blow-by-blow account of the negotiations, but better communication would put any departure turbulence in its proper context.
May warns Davos of globalisation’s downside – and “the cult of individualism”. Her speech: full text
“We need to recognise the way in which a more global and individualistic world can sometimes loosen the ties that bind our society together.”
There are very few constituencies in which UKIP is tucked in behind Labour and the Tories a long way behind UKIP.
We will be an ally, not a member, of the United States of Europe.
UK families earning 50-75 per cent of the average wage face the highest effective marginal tax rates of any OECD country.
But the need for long term reform of the system will not go away.
Trump 1) Washington prepares for the inauguration
‘Donald Trump vowed to make America “greater than ever before” as he stood framed by Washington’s Lincoln Memorial and addressed a crowd of supporters on the eve of his inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. “It’s a movement like we’ve never seen anywhere in the world,” the former property developer and reality television star declared before fireworks lit up the sky above the National Mall and the president-elect headed across the normally sleepy city to Union Station for a black-tie dinner with his supporters and the donors he once derided. “There’s never been a movement like this. And it’s something very, very special. And we’re going to unify our country. And our phrase, you all know it. Half of you are wearing the hat — Make America Great Again.”’ – FT
- He held a pre-inauguration concert last night – Daily Mail
- Meet Trump’s speechwriter – The Times (£)
- The age of deference is over – Allister Heath, The Sun
- Protest march expected tomorrow – The Times (£)
- Farage, Banks and Ashcroft are in attendance – Daily Mail
- Californians seek UKIP’s advice for Calexit – The Times (£)
- A cautious welcome to a pro-Brexit president – Daily Mail Leader
- Big risks, big rewards – The Times Leader (£)
- He’s a threat to the planet and the economy – The Guardian Leader
- Obama’s record is disappointing – Daily Telegraph Leader
>Today: Iain Dale: I find Washington in shock as I arrive for the new President’s inauguration
>Yesterday: Timothy Stafford on Comment: Four historical parallels that help understand Trump
Trump 2) Hammond warns of the ‘fool’s paradise’ of populism
‘Philip Hammond launched a thinly-veiled attack on Donald Trump yesterday, saying populism was a ‘fool’s paradise’. Although he did not mention the incoming US President by name, the Chancellor said there were no easy options for governments around the world in the face of mounting discontent. Mr Trump, who will be sworn in today in Washington DC, swept to power on a tidal wave of populist support, partly rooted in criticism of globalisation and free trade. It came as another Cabinet minister, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, also issued a coded attack on the new President over his stance on Russia.’ – Daily Mail
- May must seek an early meeting – and be tough – Christopher Meyer, The Times (£)
- Trump will be our Number One ally – Jonathan Aitken, Daily Mail
- The Chancellor says we won’t close the door to migrants – The Times (£)
- Downing Street is courting a President who wants the EU to collapse – Philip Stephens, FT
- The forces that drove Brexit are coming for the Eurocrats next – Jeremy Warner, Daily Telegraph
- True Tories cannot be climate change deniers – John Gummer, The Guardian
>Today: Ben Roback on Comment: Presidential pinch points: three key hurdles that Trump must vault
Trump 3) New ambassador to London named
‘President-elect Donald J. Trump on Thursday chose Woody Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets football franchise and one of Mr. Trump’s oldest friends, as his ambassador to Britain. It is just the fourth ambassadorial pick Mr. Trump has announced…the job could be unusually challenging during Mr. Trump’s administration, as Prime Minister Theresa May pushes Britain to leave the European Union and tries to reach a quick trade agreement with the United States…Mr. Johnson, heir to a pharmaceutical and shampoo fortune, has long balanced his twin passions of politics and football. He was a prominent member of Mitt Romney’s fund-raising team in 2012, when he said he would rather Mr. Romney win the presidency than the Jets have a winning season. Neither happened.’ – New York Times
- His Treasury nominee forgot to declare $100 million – The Times (£)
May has firm words for global businesses
‘Theresa May yesterday warned the world’s business elite that they face disaster if they do not win back the trust of ordinary workers. In a thinly-veiled threat to tech giants Facebook, Apple and Google, the PM said that barely a third of low-income Brits have any faith in them. And she insisted that all arrogant global companies must stop tax dodging and curb their fatcat executives’ soaring pay to win back trust. Mrs May also told the World Economic Forum in Davos that such firms must ditch their short-term hunt for quick profits and “invest in people and communities for the long term”.’ – The Sun
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