The reason Britain rolls out the red carpet for Trump? Its what Britain does | Nesrine Malik

I have bad news for Sadiq Khan. It is entirely British to welcome despots and problematic allies, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik This time its a brief smash and grab when Donald Trump insulted Theresa May, beefed with Sadiq Khan, and triggered a domestic mini-culture war because of a blimp. The buildup to this weeks pageantry was trailed on Sky News with an two US presidents. So why Trump? British politics is febrile; the government is deadlocked and leaderless. Europe, immigration, race and Islamophobia are sensitive sores. Hosting Trump right now, a man who has already given us nasty Meghan Markle is like asking your pugnacious neighbour over in the middle of your family row. The answer is, this is …