President Ronald Reagan had been in office for nearly 18 months before coming here on a state visit in 1982.
His successor George H W Bush never had a state visit. Bill Clinton had one in December 1995 – almost three years after he took office.
President-elect Donald Trump might be invited to meet the Queen soon, say No 10 officials
George W Bush had one in 2003 – again, almost three years after taking office. Elected in 2008, Barack Obama’s state visit was in 2011.
Doesn’t making an exception for Trump smack of desperation?
The pro-EU Confederation of British Industry hires the BBC’s business editor, Simon Jack, 45, as a compere at its annual conference.
He is introduced fulsomely by president Paul…