Theresa May, the Home Secretary, in charge of immigration, has said that she “may exclude people who are not conducive to the public good”. These are the usual weasel words of a politician currying favour with 56o,000 people who signed a petition wishing to ban Donald Trump from our shores for his statements about excluding Muslims from entering the US.
Of course, she won’t ban Trump. That would be playing into his hands. However, to save her further embarrassment, she’s probably already got word to Trump through diplomatic channels that it would be unhelpful — to her — if he came.