Over One Million Britons Petition against Trump’s Official State Visit*

Over One Million Britons Petition against Trump’s Official State Visit*

By Andrea Germanos

Demonstrators hold signs Sunday at San Francisco International Airport to show resistance to President Donald Trump's executive order banning entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim countries. (Photo: Kenneth Lu/flickr/cc)

Demonstrators hold signs Sunday at San Francisco International Airport to show resistance to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim countries. (Photo: Kenneth Lu/flickr/cc)

 

A petition to stop President Donald Trump from making an official state visit to the United Kingdom shot up to over one million signatures by Monday—a sign of the global backlash against his draconian executive order banning immigrants from seven majority Muslim countries.

The petition, which references Trump’s “well documented misogyny and vulgarity,” was posted on the U.K.’s Government and Parliament website in November and received “just 372 signatures in two months,” as CNN reports. But, CNN continues,

[n]ews spread over the weekend of Trump’s travel ban, and by 10AM on Monday, the number of signatures on the petition had soared, and it’s still rising fast.

Indeed, the Guardian writes Monday that “at one point was being signed by more than a thousand people a minute.”

As of this writing, it has 1,324,821 signatures. It reads:

Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the U.K. in his capacity as head of the U.S. Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.

Donald Trump’s well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales. Therefore during the term of his presidency Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official State Visit.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn encouraged people to sign the petition, and tweeted Sunday that Trump “should not be welcomed to Britain while he abuses our shared values with shameful #MuslimBan and attacks on refugees and women.”

.@realDonaldTrump should not be welcomed to Britain while he abuses our shared values with shameful #MuslimBan & attacks on refugees & women

— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) January 29, 2017

.@Theresa_May would be failing the British people if she does not postpone the state visit & condemn Trump’s actions in the clearest terms

— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) January 29, 2017

Over 1 million people have signed. @theresa_may we will not back down, cancel state visit and condemn the #Muslimban https://t.co/ySphksOliV

— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) January 30, 2017

London mayor Sadiq Kahn, who is Muslim, writes Monday at the Evening Standard that he has “no choice but to speak out” against Trump in the wake of his immigration ban, which he argues “is both discriminatory and counter-productive.” The offer for a state visit should be rescinded until it is called off, Khan writes.

The Associated Press adds: “No date has been announced for the state visit, which involves lavish pomp and ceremony, generally with a stay at Buckingham Palace.”

The office of British Prime Minister Theresa May, however, said Monday that the visit is still on.

“To be clear, the Prime Minister extended an invitation on behalf of the Queen—and she was very happy to do so. The USA is one of this country’s closest allies, and we look forward to hosting the President later this year,” May’s office said in a statement.

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As AP reports, MPs have been granted an emergency debate in the Commons to discuss Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban.

 The application from Labour’s Ed Miliband was backed by Commons Speaker John Bercow after Tory MPs such as Nadhim Zahawi and Sarah Wollaston joined opposition MPs in supporting the move.

It follows Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s statement to the House after the new U.S. president put in place a travel ban on refugees and citizens from several mainly-Muslim countries.

The debate will last for three hours and is expected to finish at around 9pm.

U.K. politicians are jumping on the bandwagon…

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3 thoughts on “Over One Million Britons Petition against Trump’s Official State Visit*

  1. For proper understanding of this information, more should be told. There are two forces strongly opposed to President Trump, the Gloalist crowd with an unfortunately large number of addle-brained followers given to think that the power-hungry would-be masters of the universe will give them a delightful existence, and Muslims, of which there are 2,706,000 in England and Wales as of 2011.

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