A Conservative British MP and a prominent Think Tank are suggesting Donald Trump should be barred from entering the United Kingdom for hate speech with regard to his call for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States.
A leading Conservative MP has said there should be a “serious discussion” about barring Trump from entering Britain. Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes, told BuzzFeed News “serious questions should be asked” about Trump’s “very offensive comment”.
A mainstream British think-tank, British Future, also urged home secretary Theresa May to take action against Trump on the grounds that he is promoting hate speech…
…British Future urged the home secretary to act rapidly, and pointed out that Trump’s remarks went further than those of people already banned from the UK for hate speech.
Do we get to ban Donald Trump?
— Sarah Wollaston (@sarahwollaston) December 7, 2015
A 10 Downing Street spokesman released a statement about Trump’s proposal:
The prime minister completely disagrees with the comments made by Donald Trump, which are divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong …
The prime minister has been very clear that, as we look at how we tackle extremism and this poisonous ideology, what politicians need to do is look at ways they can bring communities together and make clear that these terrorists are not representative of Islam and indeed what they are doing is a perversion of Islam.