OrderPaperToday – Members of the British Parliament are in a heated debate over the fate of America’s Republican Party Presidential aspirant Donald Trump.
AFP reports that during a Parliamentary debate yesterday, “on whether he should be banned from Britain. Trump was labelled a fool, an idiot, a buffoon by MPs who took turns to attack him for his comments on Muslims.
According to the report, “the debate was triggered by a public petition which has attracted more than 575,000 signatures from people who want the Republican presidential hopeful kept out of the country over his comments.
“Most of the dozens of lawmakers who spoke in the three-hour debate did not agree that Trump should be excluded. They instead argued that he should allowed to visit Britain so that his ideas could be debated openly and shot down.”
The debate, which held “in a small parliamentary committee room was purely symbolic — Britain’s government has already said it will not ban Trump and lawmakers did not even vote on the issue.”
The MPs did not mince words when they gave him colourful names.
Jack Dromey of the Labour Party wants him banned and said: “Donald Trump is a fool. He’s free to be a fool. He’s not free to be a dangerous fool on our shores.”
Gavin Newlands of the Scottish National Party called Trump an “idiot” whose popularity shows “how far the country of Lincoln and Roosevelt has fallen”.
Also Alex Chalk of the Conservative Party agreed that “Trump’s behaviour was “buffoonery” which should be met with “the classic British response of ridicule”.”
Meanwhile, other MPs towed the line of diplomacy. Another Conservative, Adam Holloway, added: “I feel we should almost apologise to the people of the United States — it’s for them to decide on Mr Trump’s views, not us.”
Trump is leading the polls for the Republican nomination for the White House ahead of the US Presidential election in November.
In December 2015, he called for a “complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on”.
AFP reports that “the petition sought to ban Trump from Britain under powers which the interior minister has to exclude any individual if it is “conducive to the public good”.”


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