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PopWrapped | Politics

UK Government Responds To Donald Trump Petition

Ellie McCullough | PopWrapped Author

Ellie McCullough

Updated 01/6/2016 5:50am
UK Government Responds To Donald Trump Petition | Donald Trump
Media Courtesy of www.bbc.co.uk

The United Kingdom has finally addressed the online petition demanding that Donald Trump be banned from the UK for "hate speech". The UK has a policy in which if more than 100, 000 citizens sign a petition, it may be addressed and debated in the House of Commons.  The petition in question quickly passed the minimum amount, and by December 11th reached 500,000 signatures. 

The petition was in response to comments Donald Trump has previously  made about Muslims. He proposed that Muslims be banned from entering the United States.

A statement was issued last week confirming that the Home Secretary, Theresa May is able to "exclude a non-European Economic Area national from the UK if she considers their presence in the UK to be non-conductive to the public good". May is able to prevent people entering the United Kingdom as it is "privilege and not a right". The statement says that Trump's comment in relation to Muslims "are divisive, unhelpful and wrong" and the UK rejects any attempt at "division". However, no formal debate or decision has been made as to whether or not the Republican will be offciailly banned from the country,

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has been fairly vocal on the subject of Trump,  stating in the House of Commons, that he thinks Trump is "three times a loser".  And previously believed that the United Kingdom's hatred for Trump was unifying.

What do you think about this potential ban? Would you ban Donald Trump from entering the UK (or your own country) if you could?

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

 
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