Petition to block Donald Trump from entering the UK hits 250,000 signatures

Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the US sparked controversy on Tuesday, drawing criticism from public figures across the land; from JK Rowling to Nigel Farage.
Later that evening, a petition was set up in response, proposing to block Donald Trump from entering the UK.
It has now hit over 250,000 signatures, the amount needed for Parliament to consider a debate on the topic.
If you only sign one petition this year, make it this one >> Block #DonaldTrump from UK entry https://t.co/MObBFSC3zT
— Katrina Collier (@WinningImpress) December 9, 2015
The petition page says: “The signatories believe Donald J Trump should be banned from UK entry.
“The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. The same principles should apply to everyone who wishes to enter the UK.
“If the United Kingdom is to continue applying the ‘unacceptable behaviour’ criteria to those who wish to enter its borders, it must be fairly applied to the rich as well as poor, and the weak as well as powerful.”
Petition to build a wall around Donald Trump
— Jean Bentley (@hijean) December 7, 2015
Boris Johnson may welcome the debate – he had strong words to say on the issue.
The Mayor of London said: “Donald Trump’s ill-informed comments are complete and utter nonsense.
“As a city where more than 300 languages are spoken, London has a proud history of tolerance and diversity and to suggest there are areas where police officers cannot go because of radicalisation is simply ridiculous.
“I would welcome the opportunity to show Mr Trump first hand some of the excellent work our police officers do every day in local neighbourhoods throughout our city.
“Crime has been falling steadily in both London and New York – and the only reason I wouldn’t go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump.”
This came after Trump said his Muslim ban proposal is motivated in part out of fear that the US cities will become like Paris and London, where he says areas are completely radicalised.

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