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  • Writer's pictureJames McGee

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a...

...Trump baby blimp!

Unless you've been hiding in the attic or been locked in a dungeon over the past few months you'll know that next week (July 13th: a Friday, would you believe?) we are to be graced by the presence of none other than the Leader of the Free World. Yes, The Trumpster, AKA The Donald, The Orange One, etc, etc, is about to touch down on a fleeting visit to see Mistress May and to have tea with Her Majesty - what's the betting the end of his tie ends up in the butter dish? - before he heads off for a round of golf north of the border.

To celebrate his arrival a bevy of campaign groups and trade unions have organised a schedule of protests to follow him as he wends his way through the UK.

Demonstrations begin next Thursday evening at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, and in Regent’s Park, London, near to where the protesters understand the president will have dinner, and then at the US ambassador’s residence, where they believe he will stay the night.

One of the protests - you've gotta love this - is to be a giant angry baby balloon that will hover over Westminster from Parliament Square.

The Trump Baby is due to fly on the Friday morning, after campaigners raised £16,000 to pay for it and the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, gave permission for it to launch.

“The mayor supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms,” a spokesman for Khan said.

Which is brilliant, because if Boris was still mayor, and given that he appears to think the sun shine's out of Trump's every orifice, I suspect, had he been in the driving seat, he'd have nixed the idea.

Can't wait to see the thing suspended over the capital. It'll knock spots off Pink Floyd's pig that we all remember seeing in the skies above Battersea power station. Though, come to think of it, both inflatables do represent inarticulate porkers...

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