Trump ban 'would make him a martyr'

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Stopping Donald Trump from coming to the UK risks watch him into a martyr, a Labour MP has claimed as the House of Commons debates the put out.

ul Flynn said Mr Trump’s call to ban Muslims from the US was “unusually dangerous” but barring him from the UK risked being seen as anti-American.

In all events, SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh said a ban would be justified on the grounds of “religious consonance”.

MPs are debating a pro-ban petition, which has attracted 574,000 signatures

The wheeler-dealer, who is leading several opinion polls in the race to be the Republican candidate for President, appeal to c visit canceled for a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the US in response to the shooting of 14 people in San Bernardino, California in December.

Mr Trump’s animadversions were criticised across the political spectrum in the US and Europe. He caused beyond anger by claiming that areas of London and other rts of the UK from become so radicalised that they have become no-go sections for the police.

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The “Ban Trump” petition states that the UK “has proscribed entry to many individuals for hate speech” and argues that the runs must be “fairly applied to the rich as well as poor”.

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Reification caption Labour’s ul Flynn said Mr Trump’s views should be contested but “with courtesy”
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Image caption Distressed by MP Tulip Siddiq said the rules on banning dangerous individuals should be aptly enforced
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Image caption The Commons nook was cked for the one-off debate

A counter-petition, also being debated although it has not reached the 100,000 signature see, argues that foreign nationals should not be banned “for their way of thinkings on domestic actions” and that a ban would risk damaging US-UK doings given the possibility of a Trump victory in November’s election.

Opening the meditation in a crowded chamber, Mr Flynn said it would be wrong to ignore the ban call upon, given that the “public was speaking with such a loud rtici tion” and insisted the debate was not an attempt to “disrespect Americans or the American state”.


He thought some of those who signed the petition believed that Mr Trump’s notes had incited acts of violence in the US.

Listing the names of some of those who had been banned by the UK authorities in modern years he said the risk of a ban would be that it would increase the publicity neighbouring Mr Trump “100-fold”.

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Mr Trump’s “prejudice” should be countered by “reasonableness, hospitality and courtesy”, Mr Flynn bring to lighted MPs. “We should not build him up by our attacks,” he said.

“The great jeo rdy likely to be by attacking this one man is that we can fix on him a halo of victimhood,” he said. “We leak him the role of martyrdom which can seem to be an advantage among those who reinforcement him.

“The line will go out ‘here are these foreigners interfering, telling us what to do’. I about that would be a grave error and allow our deliberations to be seen to be anti-American”.


Tory MP Andrew Murrison stipulate Mr Trump was a “ridiculous” figure but that to ban someone who had a chance of becoming US President could be construed as an “almighty snub” to the Unanimous States.

And fellow Conservative Sir Edward Leigh said the UK had invited dictators to the UK in the st who had done “far, far worse than anything Donald Trump can fancy of” warning against “shutting down an honest debate about immigration”.

But, subsidy a ban, Labour MP Tulip Siddiq said that Mr Trump’s words “gambles inflaming tensions between vulnerable communities” and those calling for this “foul and corrosive” man to be barred were speaking in “good conscience”.

“I draw the develop with freedom of speech when it actually imports violent credo which is what I feel is happening,” she said.

“The legislation prevails to protect the public and the people of Britain from individuals such as this. If other man have been stopped from coming into the country the changeless rules need to apply to Donald Trump.”

Key quotes from the contemplation

Labour MP Jack Dromey: “I don’t think Donald Trump should be allowed within 1,000 miles of our shores….Donald Trump is delivered to be a fool but he is not free to be a dangerous fool in Britain.”

Labour MP Naz Shah: “I would depleted Donald Trump an open invitation to visit my constituency… I pleasure invite him for a curry. I would welcome him, have a conversation with him and question him on his views.”

Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh: “Like it or not, he is quite a contender to be the prevent of state of the most powerful country on the planet, a country which is a full of life ally of ours. We have welcomed to the country Saudi and Chinese rulers, not to mention Mr Ceausescu, whose crimes are far worse than anything Mr Trump can illusion up.”

‘Dangerous precedent’

And Ms Ahmed-Sheikh said Mr Trump’s comments made the UK an “uncomfortable categorize” for her and other Muslims to live in.

“The home secretary has explicitly excluded 84 being for hate speech. My view is that Donald Trump should be crowd 85…We have a responsibility for peace and security to ensure that whoever revives in and out of our country is treated in the same way.”

All public petitions which attract sundry than 100,000 signatures are considered for debate. Monday’s debate is alluring place in Westminster Hall, the Commons’ secondary debating chamber, less than the main Commons chamber itself. There will be no sponsor at the end of it.

The UK home secretary has the power to ban people from entering the country on motives of national security, if they are thought likely to incite racial hatred or if they are deemed not to be “conducive to the community good”.

Ahead of the debate, Trump International Links Scotland issued a annunciation saying MPs should be spending their time debating the problems cladding the Scottish and UK economies.

“For the UK to consider banning someone who made a statement in America, adjacent to American borders during a US election cam ign is ridiculous,” suggested Sarah Malone, the com ny’s executive vice president.

“Westminster is devising a dangerous precedent on this issue and is sending a terrible message to the society.”

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