It only goes to show just how screwed the island nation state is.
Donald Trump could be BANNED from the UK after claiming Britain has a ‘massive Muslim problem’ and sparking a petition signed by 565,000 people
- Official response outlines the Home Secretary’s powers to exclude from UK
- David Cameron has condemned Trump as ‘divisive, stupid and wrong’
- The test applied is whether Trump is ‘non-conducive to the public good’
- 565,000 have already signed a petition calling for him to banned
- Ministers said they ‘recognised the strength of feeling’ over the issue
- For more of the latest on Donald Trump visit www.dailymail.co.uk/trump
Donald Trump could be banned from entering the UK if he is deemed by ministers to be ‘non-conducive to the public good’, the Government has declared in response to the biggest ever petition on the Government website.
The petition to the government was created after the Republican presidential candidate made a series of outbursts about Britain’s ‘massive Muslim problem’.
Prime Minister David Cameron said Mr Trump’s call to ban all Muslims from entering America was ‘divisive, stupid and wrong’ and ministers had steered clear of backing a ban on the controversial politician.
But in today’s response to the petition, the Government made clear it acknowledged ‘strength of feeling’ behind the more than 565,000 signatures.
The Government has outlined its exclusion powers and said it recognises the ‘strength of feeling’ in the country about banning Donald Trump in response to the biggest ever petition on the Government website
The Government used its response to outline its ‘very serious’ banning powers, warning they are not ‘used lightly’.
It said: ‘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.