On January 18, the United Kingdom’s Parliament will debate banning Donald Trump from entering the country. The debate will be live streamed, and has come up due to an online petition.
The petition, which was submitted to Parliament last month, was in response to Trump’s stated desire to ban Muslims from entering the United States. To have a petition responded to by Parliament, it must get at lest 10,000 signatures. To get an actual debate, it has to get 100,000. This petition got over 600,000.
“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 reads.
Of course, this petition ignores one tiny detail: rich people have different rules than everyone else.
In response, George Sorial, EVP and Counsel for the Trump Organization, pointed out Trump’s multiple business developments in the UK, which he said could be endangered by an adverse move from the Parliament.
“Any action to restrict travel would force The Trump Organization to immediately end these and all future investments we are currently contemplating in the United Kingdom,” Sorial said Tuesday afternoon. “Westminster would send a terrible message to the World that the United Kingdom opposes free speech and has no interest in attracting inward investment.”
Banning Trump would cause some issues, I suppose. Doesn’t he own Scotland, or something?