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Don't ban Trump from the United Kingdom

Submitted by David Gladwin on Wednesday 9th December 2015

Published on Wednesday 9th December 2015

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 9th June 2016

Signatures: 46,622

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Donald Trump ~ United Kingdom

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Don't ban Trump from the United Kingdom

Petition Details

There are proposals to ban Donald Trump from the United Kingdom. At least, there's a petition on the topic. This is totally illogical.

Additional Information

For starters we shouldn't be banning people for their opinions on domestic actions in a US political race that doesn't concern us. But more importantly if he does actually win the nomination, and then goes on to win the presidency. We then have to work with a man who we banned from our country in the first place - which totally offsets and upsets relations between two closely bonded countries. Leave the decision making on appropriate responses to the Americans. Lets mind our own business.

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Government Response

The Government responded to this petition on Tuesday 29th December 2015

The Government has a policy of not routinely commenting on individual immigration or exclusion cases.

For good reasons the Government does not routinely comment on individual immigration and exclusion decisions.

The Home Secretary may exclude a non-European Economic Area national from the UK if she considers their presence in the UK to be non-conducive to the public good.

The Home Secretary has said that coming to the UK is a privilege and not a right and she will continue to use the powers available to prevent from entering the UK those who seek to harm our society and who do not share our basic values.

Exclusion powers are very serious and are not used lightly. The Home Secretary will use these powers when justified and based on all available evidence.

The Prime Minister has made clear that he completely disagrees with Donald Trump’s remarks. The Home Secretary has said that Donald Trump’s remarks in relation to Muslims are divisive, unhelpful and wrong.

The Government recognises the strength of feeling against the remarks and will continue to speak out against comments which have the potential to divide our communities, regardless of who makes them. We reject any attempts to create division and marginalisation amongst those we endeavour to protect.

Home Office

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This petition was debated in Parliament on Monday 18th January 2016

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