The Pudding Club Pontifications
A Stranger Comes To Call
Pudding Club members discuss the upcoming state visit by Trump and its potential to become the most offensive and outrageous event in UK history.
Lord Noes, General Alarm and Sir Rah Sera managed to weather the extreme arctic conditions in London last week by lunching at the Club on beef bourguignon and a Grange Hermitage.
“I say” remarked His Lordship “I was staggered to learn that one point eight million people have signed a petition to stop Trump’s state visit”
“That’s the Remain mob” explained the General “who still can’t get over Brexit and are dumping on Trump because they’ve had no effect on Nigel”
“I think people are concerned” cautioned Sir Rah “about the Queen being exposed to a misogynist. It’s likely that she’s never met one before and the shock could be somewhat cathartic”
“What people have to accept” pronounced His Lordship authoritatively “is that Trump is the duly elected President of our closest ally and merely another manifestation of democracy being an imperfect system”
“I’m very hopeful” advised the General “that he’ll find time to mentor Nigel and convince him that his aspirational future lies in leading this country back to greatness rather than always being first in the bar at opening time”
“I see parliament is debating the petition” remarked Sir Rah “but they’d be mad to shut out our best buddy post Brexit. I do feel however that the visit may have been scheduled too soon and might benefit from a postponement till 2023”
“But it’s likely that Trump will either have been impeached or impaired by then” pointed out the General
“Precisely” affirmed Sir Rah
“I must say” announced His Lordship “reliable sources advise me that it’s most unlikely Trump will be invited to address a joint sitting of parliament”
“I must say I believe that’s very wise” pronounced Sir Rah “I think the last thing we want to be doing is holding Brexit negotiations with the EU and charging the US president with contempt of parliament at the same time”
“How do you think Theresa’s handling Trump?” asked His Lordship
“I think she obviously fancies him like mad” affirmed the General “because she invited him over to the UK on their first date which is reminiscent of what happened the first time I dated my paramour in Paris. Actually I had to cancel her visit because my wife returned unexpectedly from a safari in Africa with David Attenborough”