That’s right, government ministers will now have to seriously consider whether to stop the controversial presidential nominee from entering the UK on January 18.
The news comes after a petition to Parliament calling for a ban on the loud-mouthed buffoon gained more than half a million signatures.
The petition reads:
The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. 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.
The petition was started by freelance journalist Suzanne Kelly back in December and she has welcomed the news, telling Time:
However the debate goes, this exercise has brought many people together to speak out against hate speech and prejudice. That is my reward, and one I’m very happy and moved by.Advertisement
The strange-haired maniac has courted controversy by calling for a ban on Muslims entering the United States and promising to build a wall on the US-Mexico border to keep illegal immigrants out of the country.
According to the BBC, the debate will be held in the Commons’ secondary debating chamber rather than the full chamber and there will be no vote at the end of it.
But Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron questioned the decision to allocate parliamentary time to discussing Donald Trump:
Trump is a bloviating billionaire with downright offensive views. But I'd rather we debated inequality or the NHS https://t.co/FXOLjBVmcQ
— Tim Farron (@timfarron) January 5, 2016Advertisement
A rival petition opposing a ban on Mr Trump claiming it’s illogical has been signed by nearly 40,000 people. This will also be debated by MPs – hmmm, not quite as many signatures on that one is there?