UK lawmakers to debate banning Donald Trump
LONDON: British lawmakers are set to debate a call for US presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be banned from the UK over his remarks about Muslims.
Monday's debate won't result in a binding vote.
More than 500,000 people signed an online petition calling for Trump to be blocked after he called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States in the wake of attacks by extremists
Under British law any online petition backed by 100,000 people — who must provide and confirm an email address — must be considered for parliamentary debate.
Labour lawmaker Paul Flynn will kick off the three-hour debate, and said he would try to convey the anger of petitioners. But he suggested banning Trump could be "counter-productive" by making him appear to be a victim.