JUSTICE Secretary Humza Yousaf has taken a coded swipe at the White House amid ongoing confusion over Donald Trump’s visit north of the Border – and warnings that protests may turn violent.

The US President is expected to travel to Scotland on Friday evening after meeting the Queen at Windsor Castle, and will stay until Sunday.

But hinting at growing frustration among ministers, Mr Yousaf insisted further clarity around Mr Trump’s plans “would greatly aid the planning that is being taken forward by our police and wider partners”.

He also urged protesters to demonstrate in a “safe and peaceful manner” during the President’s visit, which is expected to attract widespread opposition from across the political spectrum.

The US Embassy in London has warned rallies could turn violent, issuing an alert urging people to be aware of their surroundings, exercise caution, keep a low profile and keep abreast of police guidance.

Mr Yousaf was briefed by senior officers at Police Scotland on how the force is preparing for the arrival of Mr Trump.

He said: “We understand that many people feel very strongly about President Trump and his administration’s policies, and will want to express that this weekend when he is in the country. That is why there are a number of organised protest locations across the country this weekend and I would urge people who want to exercise their right to demonstrate in those locations to do so in a safe and peaceful manner.”

present a positive front and colleagues rallied round her – Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, declared he was “100 per cent” behind her Chequers plan – the departure of Mr Bradley and Ms Caulfield showed how the potential threat to her premiership remained.

Mr Bradley, the MP for Mansfield, said her Brexit strategy would “damage the UK’s opportunities to develop global trade and be “an outward-looking nation in control of our own destiny”.

Ms Caulfield, the MP for Lewes, in her resignation letter to Mrs May said the Chequers plan would “not fully embrace the opportunities that Brexit can provide”.

She warned: “The policy may assuage vested interests but the voters will find out and their representatives will be found out.

“This policy will be bad for our country and bad for the party.

“The direct consequences of that will be Prime Minister Corbyn.”

It was suggested that the Brexiter rebels would seek to keep up the pressure on their party leader by announcing a resignation every day until the start of the late July summer recess.

In contrast, leading pro-EU Tories signalled their support for the PM’s compromise proposal, describing it as a “welcome dose of reality”.

Remainers Antoinette Sandbach and Stephen Hammond gave their backing to the Chequers plan.

The former, who represents Eddisbury in Cheshire, said it was a “concrete plan” which she supported while the latter, who represents Wimbledon, described it as a “sensible proposal” which aimed to “remove the need for tariffs, customs checks and controls”.

Meanwhile, Tory MPs laughed and jeered as a LibDem push for a second referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU was resoundingly defeated in the Commons.

Sir Vince Cable told MPs that many regarded the referendum result as a “disastrous error” as he moved a motion calling for a “people’s vote” on the final Brexit deal.

His party’s non-binding motion, which also suggested the possibility of creating a “government of national unity” to handle Brexit, was defeated by 299 votes to 13.

Labour abstained from the vote, but backbenchers John Mann and Dennis Skinner went through the voting lobbies with the Tories.

Speaking prior to the vote, Sir Vince warned MPs that Brexit day could lead to “anarchy” for UK trade.