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vauxhall to trump: we're not 'off'

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vauxhall to trump: we're not 'off'

residents of vauxhall in south london have rallied to defend the area's reputation after donald trump was less than complimentary about it.in a tweet announcing his decision not to open the new us embassy in london, the president said it was in a "off location".social media users reacted with defiance, many inviting the president to sample the south london culture.so, what is the true nature of vauxhall?the leader of wandsworth council, ravi govinda, has pointed out that the embassy is part of a multi-million pound regeneration of the area."tech giant apple is moving its entire uk operation so it's clearly not an off-location for them," she said. and being "just a three to five-minute ride by road into the centre of london," the area is "very much 'on site'," said steve pinto, chief executive of the wandsworth chamber of commerce.but despite disputing the president's claims, many were glad that he would not be visiting.the royal vauxhall tavern, a century-and-a-half-old cabaret bar at the heart of the area's lbgt+ scene, is a local landmark. it was quick to react to mr trump's tweet.jason dickie, its manager, said it would be mr trump who would "miss out" by not visiting. "there are new shops, restaurants, cafes all opening and rather than being a sleepy bit of london, it will be really vibrant," he said.but he added that it was not all bad news: "people will just be glad he is not coming and it will save the taxpayer's money not covering his visit."the ...