Could Donald Trump be banned from entering the UK. A current petition calling for the presidential candidate to be banned from entering the UK has attracted more than a quarter of a million signatures — more than enough for a committee to consider sending the motion for parliamentary debate, CNN reports.
Would THAT pass a legal test?
The petition emerged on an official UK government website following Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the US.
By Wednesday evening, the petition had gained more than 250,000 signatures, with the number climbing rapidly according to reports.
Any petition that gets more than 100,000 signatures is considered by Parliament’s Petitions Committee, which weighs whether to send the petition for debate by lawmakers in Parliament.
“The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. The same principles should apply to everyone who wishes to enter the UK,” read the petition, which was created by Suzanne Kelly, a woman from Aberdeen, Scotland, who has previously campaigned against Trump’s political and business activities.