Lewandowski: Anybody Who Doesn't Think People Will Turnout For Trump Missing What's Going On
22 January, 2016, 13:53
During the debate, which had been triggered by a huge petition, Labour MP Rupa Huq asked fellow Labour MP Tulip Siddiq whether she was aware that Trump was racist, homophobic, and misogynistic.
"I happen to disagree with Donald Trump's view, but whatever people think surely he should be entitled to have this opinion and to express it, and to give all of those people who have that view a voice in the political process". Instead, she said she would welcome him and challenge him on his views by showing him the British Muslim community. He is free to be a fool.
The debate was held after 574,000 people signed a "Ban Trump" petition which stated that the UK "has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech" and argued that the rules should be "fairly applied to the rich as well as poor".
A travel ban is up to the Home Office, not Parliament, but legislators chose to have a debate because, as Labour MP Paul Flynnsaid in introducing the topic, "it is very difficult to ignore a vox pop". He has also claimed there were places in London and other cities in Europe "that are so radicalized that police are afraid for their own lives".
British lawmakers spent three hours bashing U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump over his postions including immigration and a ban on all Muslims from the U.S. Bruce Harrison joins me now in the studio. Wilders later sued and won the right to come to Britain.
Radical preachers, segregationists and terrorist sympathizers have been barred from Britain in recent years, but should Donald J. Trump, the American billionaire and front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, be given the same treatment?
Donald Trump has thanked his "supporters in the UK" for "sticking up for him" after British MPs branded him a "fool" and a "wazzock" in a debate over whether the United States presidential contender should be banned from the UK.
USA media is following the debate with interest, and earlier today Sarah Malone, executive vice president of Trump International Golf Links, described the debate as absurd.
The British Parliament is required to put an issue up for debate when its petition reaches more than 100,000 signatures.
Conservative member Edward Leigh of Gainsborough said Trump's strategy is to stir up controversy in order to catch attention. Now people just hate you.
Jack Dromey, Labour's spokesman on home affairs, argued that Britain could not afford to risk a visit from Trump at a time when it's grappling with extremism - both Islamist and Islamophobic.