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UK Petition to Keep Trump Out of the Country Has Enough Signatures to Get Gov’t Response

You know how the White House has that We the People petition site where if enough people sign a petition, the government will actually respond to it? Well, the British government has that too, and the newest petition up has already met the threshold for a response.

What petition is that? “Block Donald J Trump from UK entry.”

Yes, unlike in the United States, England has actually banned people from entering the country due to hate speech. And according to this petition, Trump more than qualifies:

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.

It seems as if Trump’s Muslim entry ban was the final straw for many UK residents.

The petition site requires 10,000 signatures for a government response. As of this posting, there are over 17,000.

And if the petition hits 100,000 signatures, the petition will actually be brought up for debate during a session of Parliament.

And in case you’re wondering how outraged the nation at large is about Trump, not only has Prime Minister David Cameron condemned The Donald’s proposal, but the leader of the strongly anti-immigration United Kingdom Independence Party, Nigel Farage, thinks Trump’s going too far:

“Mr Trump’s somewhat kneejerk reaction to this, saying that all Muslims should be banned from coming into America, was, perhaps, for him, a political mistake too far.”

UPDATE – 7:45 A.M. EST The petition now has the signatures of over 103,000 British citizens. This being the case, the subject of banning Trump from the UK will now be addressed in a Parliamentary debate.

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