Javid baffled by exclusion from Trump state banquet

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said he is baffled by his exclusion from the state banquet for Donald Trump during last week’s state visit by the US president.

Mr Javid – one of the contenders for the Tory leadership – said he has still not received a proper explanation as to why was the only senior Cabinet minister not to be invited to the dinner at Buckingham Palace.

“I don’t know. I have asked. I was just told that normally home secretaries aren’t invited. So I don’t know,” he told BBC Radio 4’s…
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