After banning seven Muslim countries from gaining entrance into the United States, President of US, Donald Trump has been banned by the British Parliament from visiting the UK.
The British Parliament has been contemplating this development, however, the ban is inevitable as their decision is being fast-tracked following a review of the thousands of British people who agreed to sign a petition to ban Donald Trump from making an official state visit with Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom.
According to reports on the U.K. parliament’s official website, the petition created on the website gathered over 736,000 signatures, which is seven times more than the required 100,000 signatures.
“Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen,” the statement read.
“Donald Trump’s well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales,” the petition continues. “Therefore during the term of his presidency Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official State Visit.”
“The legislative body considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate. As of Sunday afternoon, the written request has gathered more than 736,000 signatures, more than seven times the required amount.”
As announced earlier during a press conference, Donald Trump was meant to visit The Queen of England. However, Tim Farron, the leader of the U.K.’s Liberal Democrats political party, called for a postponement until the Muslim ban uproar comes to an end.
Recall that last week, President Trump signed an Immigration ban order, that prevents refugees and others from seven largely Muslim countries from entering the United States. The countries include Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
Since the immigration ban order was issued, an estimated 375 travelers had been affected, with some US-bound passengers turned away and others detained, therefore, leading to a mass protest by some US residents.
More protests were planned across the UK against Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, as marches are scheduled in cities including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Manchester. Reports say immigration authorities were still implementing the ban sporadically in a number of airports.
On Sunday, Attorney generals from 16 US states issued a joint statement condemning Trump’s move, which already started creating controversies during his campaign.
Meanwhile, in an interview with ITV on Sunday, January 29th, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party raised the issue of Trumps’ ban to the UK, an idea which he condemns, stating it is not wise to start building walls between two neighbor.