British Parliament debates banning Trump from United Kingdom after Muslim comments
Jan 19 2016
Parliament can not ban anyone from the country-that power resides with the Home Secretary, Theresa May-and the legislative body only got involved because, as a rule, it must discuss petitions that receive over 100,000 signatures.
Donald Trump was branded a racist demagogue, a buffoon and a "wazzock" in the British parliament as MPs debated whether to ban the Republican presidential candidate from coming to the UK.
Trump is 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.
David Cameron also has said he does not support a ban, while condemning Trump's comments about Muslims as "divisive, stupid and wrong".
199-a-13-(Paul Flynn, Labour MP (member of Parliament), during debate on blocking Donald Trump from entering Britain)-"loud voice indeed"-Labour Party Member of Parliament Paul Flynn says the proposal to ban Donald Trump from the United Kingdom comes directly from the British people".
Jack Dromey, a Labour MP, said Monday that he supports the ban because Trump's comments only feed into propaganda from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and undermine the security of British citizens.
The government has the power to deny entry to people with criminal convictions or those whose presence is considered not "conducive to the public good".
Mr Trump has threatened to withdraw millions of pounds of investment from Scotland where he owns the Turnberry golf course in Ayrshire and the Trump worldwide resort at Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire.
Mr. Trump appears to have taken the threat seriously enough that his company, the Trump Organization, said in a statement that it would pull back from plans to invest more than $1 billion in Scotland should he be barred.
"If we were to go down the road of banning Mr. Trump, where would we draw the line?" another MP said.
MP Paul Flynn argued to anchor Hala Gorani that "the best thing that could happen to him would be a ban", because then he can wear it as a "halo of victimhood".
Anne McLaughlin, the SNP MP, accused Mr Trump of hypocrisy for his anti-immigration stance as he is the son of a Scottish immigrant himself.
The evidence of Mr. Trump's offenses included proposing a temporary ban on Muslim visitors or immigrants to the USA, his accusation that Mexico sends rapists and other bad elements of its society to the US, and his mocking of a disabled reporter. Shah said she would take him to a curry restaurant in her home city of Bradford.
"So I will not allow the rhetoric of badness into my life, into my heart, but what I will do is challenge that with goodness".
Siddiq argued that Trump's defamation of Muslim communities was already inciting racial violence. "It is in the UK's interests that we engage all presidential candidates, Democratic and Republican, even though we may disagree profoundly on important issues", he said.
"These are very inflammatory times that we're living in", she said.