A petition calling for Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be barred from entering the UK has gathered more than 499,905 names, so MPs will have to consider debating it.
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.
Parliament considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate
Government responds to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures