MP’s are due to debate whether or not US Presidential candidate Donald Trump should be banned from entering the UK, after an online petition was signed by more than 500,000 people.
In case you haven’t seen, British parliamentarians to debate banning Donald Trump from the UK: https://t.co/wWYwxhWlS4
— Paul Lewis (@PaulLewis) January 5, 2016
The debate, which is scheduled to take place on January 18th, will discuss both the petition calling for trump to be barred along with a separate petition opposing any ban, even though the second petition does not have enough signatures needed to trigger a parliamentary debate.
Trump faced international backlash last month after calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”.
While trying to justify this stance he made the claim that there are “places in London and other places that are so radicalised that police are afraid for their own lives”
Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned the comments made by Trump, but has said that he does not support a ban. Labour MP Paul Flynn will lead the debate, which will not have a vote at the end.