Sajid Javid says not being invited to Trump banquet was ‘odd’

The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has criticised Downing Street’s decision not to invite him to Donald Trump’s state banquet as “odd” but stopped short of claiming No 10 blocked his attendance because of his Muslim background.

In his first comments on the snub Javid said he had written to the prime minister’s office asking why he was not invited to the banquet and suggested he was unconvinced by the answer he was given.

Javid was asked by BBC Radio 4’s Today programme why he was not invited to the banquet on the…
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