Petition To Ban Donald Trump From U.K. Surpasses 370,000 Signatures, Could Lead To Parliament Debate


A petition to ban Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from the U.K. garnered over 370,000 signatures as of Dec. 10.

The petition was created on Nov. 28, but it was added to the parliamentary petitions website on Dec. 8, following Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the United States. His proposal was criticized heavily by people around the globe — including fellow Republicans Dick Cheney and Paul Ryan.

“The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech,” the petition reads. "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.”

CNN reported that the petition could be up for Parliamentary debate, which is customary for any petition that garners over 100,000 signatures.

“We are looking at a U.S. Presidential candidate who wants to institute policies which to me are fascism,” Suzanne Kelly, who created the petition, told Aberdeen Voice. “People have been barred from the United Kingdom for less."

Sources: CNN, BBCU.K. Government and Parliament Petitions, Aberdeen Voice / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Aberdeen Voice

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