Thursday, February 17, 2011

Obama to visit The United Kingdom in May

LONDON -- President Barack Obama will make a state visit to Britain in May at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II, officials said Thursday.
Prime Minister David Cameron's office said it is pleased that Obama has accepted the invitation to visit the U.K. along with first lady Michelle Obama from May 24-26. The trip will come just before a G-8 summit in France, which Obama is expected to attend.
Obama is expected to meet with Cameron while he is in the country, and the prime minister's office said the visit demonstrates the strong and enduring relationship between the two countries.
The White House confirmed the trip, noting it will be the president's first state visit to a European country. Further details on the visit will be made available at a later time, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
Obama's state visit to the U.K. will be the first by a U.S. president since George W. Bush came in November 2003. Obama was in London for the G-20 summit in 2009, but that was not a state visit.
In keeping with tradition, Obama and his wife will stay at Buckingham Palace. The U.S. president will receive a full ceremonial welcome and a banquet will be held in his honor.

Let's just hope that The Obamessiah and BoobyBelt learned something about etiquette since his last visit - that he brings appropriate gifts this time and BB keeps her fucking hands off the Queen.


Ironmonkey said...

I wonder what he's bring her this time? Spinners?
Are we supposed to be excited? His visit will affect my life by precisely zero, but my taxes will be spent pandering to him. Still, we have KFC here, so he should be ok for food.

Ironmonkey said...

What's he bringing her this time? Spinners?
Maybe he's coming too look at our NHS, get some advice on pissing away millions in public money on something that doesn't work very well.
Still, we do have KFC, so he's ok for food.

Ironmonkey said...

Shit, I'm fucking stupid today.

wirecutter said...

Quit tripping. You have valid points in both your comments.
He doesn't need lessons on pissing away millions of tax dollars, he's very good at that already.

Bushwack said...

I'd be very worried if I were in GB... Everywhere they go chaos follows... Clinton went to Bahrain, Obama went to Cairo...I'd put a No Trespassing sign up if I were there...

orbitup said...

I like this quote - "demonstrates the strong and enduring relationship between the two countries."

The Queen has to endure another visit with them.

Tattoo Jim said...

Any bets on him bowing to the Queen???

"When you talk about Dylan, he thinks your talking about Dylan Thomas, whoever he was. The man ain't got no culture! But that's all right ma, everybody must get stoned!"