Donald Trump banned from royal London borough

US President Donald Trump has been banned from visiting the royal London borough of Greenwich.

Councillors voted unanimously on Tuesday night that Trump would not be allowed to step foot in Greenwich when he comes to the UK.

Greenwich Council passed a motion stipulating that "should a state visit go ahead, President Trump would not be welcome in the Borough".

The council expressed its "alarm at the decision of President Trump to retweet islamophobic propaganda" by far-right group Britain First and "sadness at the President's bigoted attitude towards women and ethnic minorities".


The decision comes amid increasing speculation the controversial leader will visit the UK in February to open the new US embassy in Nine Elms, Wandsworth.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who has been attacked on Twitter by the President, has also called on Trump's invitation to be rescinded.

Last month, Khan said: "President Trump yesterday used twitter to promote a vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred in our country...

"As the Mayor of this great diverse city, I have previously called on Theresa May to cancel her ill-judged offer of a state visit to President Trump.

"After this latest incident, it is increasingly clear that any official visit at all from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed."

It is believed POTUS will have a low-key working visit, rather than the official state visit to meet the Queen, in early 2018.

Trump's visit had been delayed due to fears of widespread protests from Brits, who have been largely outraged by many of his policies and comments.

A recent poll by the Daily Telegraph found 48 per cent of Brits wanted the invitation to a state visit withdrawn.

Earlier this year, more than 1.3m Brits signed a petition calling to ban Trump from visiting the UK.

Last month, Trump's relations with the Prime Minister were tested when he retweeted racist propaganda from Britain First.

Greenwich Painted hall and Royal navy chapel. London
Greenwich Painted hall and Royal navy chapel. London

After May condemned Trump for his "wrong" tweets, the President responded that the UK needed to deal with their radical Islamic terrorism, while insisting the US was "doing just fine".

However, Trump's boasts were undermined when an attempted suicide attack took place in New York City on 11 December.

Six weeks earlier, eight people were killed during a terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders has insisted Trump is still planning to fly to the UK in 2018, saying: "That invitation has been extended and accepted. And we're working with them to finalise the details, which we expect to announce soon."