Monday, January 18, 2016

The UK Parliament debates denying Donald Trump access to their country.

Courtesy of the Washington Post: 

Debate began Monday in the British Parliament over whether to ban U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump from visiting the United Kingdom. 

The debate, which was started by an online petition that described Trump’s comments about Muslims as “hate speech,” will not produce any binding decisions. Authority to ban someone from the country rests with the home secretary, not with Parliament. But the debate will give British lawmakers an unusual chance to weigh in directly on U.S. politics.

Some are concerned that blocking Trump would send an unfortunate message to America: 

Paul Flynn said Mr Trump's call to ban Muslims from the US was "extremely dangerous" but barring him from the UK risked being seen as anti-American. 

Yeah I would not worry about that as most of us view Donald Trump as "anti-American."

MP Tulip Siddiq seemed to have a better handle on the situation: 

British Member of Parliament Tulip Siddiq urged her colleagues on Monday to support a ban on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, arguing that he would put Britons at risk by importing “violent ideology.” 

Although MPs who spoke all agreed that Trump’s vitriol against immigrants had been out of bounds, most argued that banning him was not the best way to deal with the issue. 

Siddiq, however, insisted that Trump would be endangering British Muslims if he was allowed into the country. 

“This online petition signed by nearly 600,000 people shows that when people feel a sense of justice, when people feel we need to stop a poisonous corrosive man from entering our country, they will act in good conscience.” 

“His words are not comical, his words are not funny, his words are poisonous,” she continued. “They risk inflaming tension between vulnerable communities.”

Excellent points.

As for how Americans will see a banning of Donald Trump from the UK?

Well I think most of us would understand completely, and then start considering options for how we could do the same thing here.


  1. Anonymous2:44 PM

    What most Americans probably don't know is that it is against the law in the UK to incite racial hatred, there is no right to free speech, if Trumpster repeated his vitriol in the UK he could be arrested. That is the reason the Home Secretary would use if he were to be banned.

    1. Anonymous3:55 PM

      Let's send Trump and Palin there, then!

  2. Anonymous2:56 PM

    Prediction: Palin endorses Trump

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
    Big announcement in Ames, Iowa on Tuesday! You will not want to miss this rally! #Trump2016

    Mark Halperin Verified account ‏@MarkHalperin
    Does anybody know where @SarahPalinUSA plans to be on Tuesday? @JenniferJJacobs

    12:36 PM - 18 Jan 2016

    1. Anonymous3:04 PM

      Maggie Haberman Verified account
      @maggieNYT Maggie Haberman
      If so, worth remembering that Trump's political director @michaelglassner is a former Palin aide Maggie Haberman added,

      12:43 PM - 18 Jan 2016

    2. Anonymous3:08 PM

      Why would her endorsement be a big announcement? It's not like she is some big mover and shaker in the party.

    3. Anonymous4:07 PM

      The response to that tweet are hilarious and all of one mind: nobody cares where Sarah's going to be on any night.

  3. Anonymous2:59 PM

    Jennifer Jacobs Verified account @JenniferJJacobs

    Tons of predictions Trump's special guest in Iowa = Palin. "Seems like a yawner. Something going right at Cruz'd be more fun," Iowa R emails

    2:21 PM - 18 Jan 2016

  4. Anonymous3:05 PM

    So sad. Glenn Frey, you left us wayyy too soon.

  5. Anonymous3:06 PM

  6. Anonymous3:07 PM

    The Donald will probable get on twitter and begin insulting the British... What a bunch of losers, their empire was huuuge and they lost it all.

    1. Anonymous4:03 PM

      The British Empire was largely dismantled following WW2. And really, why would you want to hang on to it?

  7. Anonymous3:14 PM

    I seen part of that debate in the UK on MSNBC, one guy said trump was a fool, but not just any fool, a dangerous fool.

    1. Another MP said it would make him a martyr, citing that Brits pleaded with Iowans in some past election not to endorse the Republican candidate and he won "because of their interference."

      Still -- I say ban the SOB and see what happens. It would send a message to U.S. independents that Trump is a decisive, hate-mongering loudmouth whose election would not be in the best interests of foreign affairs.

      But I doubt the British Parliament will ban him, despite over 600,000 Brits wanting this. Isn't this rather unheard of?

  8. Our Lad3:25 PM

    This doughboy is a disgrace and a fool,a fake tough guy channeling a movie gangster,a fat fuck who couldn't fight his way out of a Belgian waffle. He should be stripped to his size 46 shorts and left in Central Park to have the living shit beaten out of him by passers-by who are embarrassed by his being a fellow New Yorker and then blindfolded and driven in the trunk of a smelly taxi to a parking lot in Juarez. And then have the dogshit beaten out of him again. The asshole of the century, a toxic pariah, a human fly.

    1. Anonymous4:35 PM

      I love how you string a sentence. You certainly paint a mental picture with your words! Bravo!

  9. Anonymous3:44 PM

    I've got an idea. If Trump leaves the US to look after one of his important properties, we should have a quick vote not to let him back in.

  10. Anonymous3:55 PM

    The Brits didn't hesitate to ban Sarah's other Hero of Hate, Pamela Gellar.

  11. Anonymous4:08 PM

    O/T Canadian citizenship explained...

    1. Anonymous4:28 PM

      He is going to announce that Sarah Palin will be his VP candidate. He thinks that will give him the Iowa evangelical vote.

      You might say that he is not that dumb. Well he wants to win first. There are ways for her to back out later..

      You heard it here first, at IM, And it's really happening.

    2. Anonymous7:07 PM

      4:28 PM

      That would be good news. So many have said they would come out and document what they know if she were to run for dog catcher or anything.

    3. Anonymous7:58 PM

      @ 4:08 Thanks for the link, very informative article. Also I did not know that Rubio is not eligible also.

      Makes me wonder if the GOP knows this and the USA is being hoaxed again or they are willfully ignorant.

      One item I did research after reading the article from the Dallas newspaper was Cruz's birth certificate.

      If you read it carefully under the mother its states: mothers name before birth, which seems like an awkward way to state maiden name. I checked samples of Alberta birth certificates, but couldn't find an example from 1970.

      Maybe there is someone here from Alberta that could clarify.

    4. Anonymous8:08 PM

      He is going to announce that Sarah Palin will be his VP candidate.
      #1 Isn't that jumping the gun, he has even gotten the nomination yet. He hasn't even won a primary yet. I think she is there to take away TV time from Cruz, after all Trump is a reality tv star.

      #2 this is getting to be more like ground hog day, Bristol gives birth and your telling us Trump is going to chose Sarah as VP? At least Sarah saved herself the fake pregnancy this time.

      #3 Aren't we luck Sarah will be on the campaign trail spreadin' that hate, spewin' those vulgar, ignorant comments and blowin' those toxic ideas all over this land.

    5. Anonymous8:11 PM

      @ 7:07 Let's see if they really come forward or are they going to play games again.

  12. Olivia4:10 PM

    A bit OT but good stuff. I can't wait to see how this plays out!

  13. Anonymous4:16 PM

    New York Values: Redstate Reports Donald Trump Gave Nothing to Legit 9/11 Charities

    1. Anonymous6:29 PM

      Are you sure? Trump is so patriotic when someone questions the people of New York.

  14. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Is there a way we can ban Trump and his foreign wife number 3 from New York. We can't stand their asses.

  15. Anonymous6:35 PM

    Who said Trump didn't donate money or help during 9/11? He's really rich, he would have helped his fellow New Yorkers.

    'I'm really rich': Donald Trump claims $9bn fortune during campaign launch

  16. Anonymous6:40 PM

    "would put Britons at risk by importing “violent ideology.” "

    Funny, but that's almost exactly what he said about Muslims coming to the United States. Not so nice when it's said about YOU, is it Trump?

  17. Anonymous6:50 PM

    #Palin touched down on private jet in Des Moines. Rally tomorrow w/ #Trump. Taking bets on endorsement. Anyone?

    1. Anonymous7:06 PM

      Palin is tailing Trump to Des Moines?

      So much for mama grizzly taking care of lonely Bristol who just gave birth to her biracial baby.

    2. Anonymous7:20 PM

    3. Anonymous9:25 PM

      she will be trying to 'threaten' him with stuff and he will 'your fired' her and it will be all over...let's suffice to say you don't threaten a New Yorker...or you die!

    4. Anonymous8:42 AM

      Do you think she would go to Des Moines if she wasn't expecting a job or something? Is she smart enough to know the only reason she was invited was to crush Cruz?

  18. Anonymous7:02 PM

    Evangelical leader Russell Moore on CNN tonight profusely criticized Donald Trump on the question of his moral character, as he did earlier when Trump spoke at Liberty University:

  19. Anonymous7:03 PM

    Trump Warns WaPo Reporter If They Run Story About Casino Bankruptcy, ‘I’m Suing You’

    How Wounded Warrior Project Treated A Triple-Amputee Marine And His Family Should Enrage Us All

  20. Anonymous7:22 PM

    How come Sarah Palin doesn't fly commercial?

    Sunset Aviation, LLC 123
    Canadair Challenger (twin-jet) 

    ■ Origin:
    Anchorage, AK 
    Anchorage Intl (PANC)
    01/18/2016 11:54AM AKST
    Scheduled: 11:30AM

    ■ Destination:
    Des Moines, IA
    Des Moines Intl (KDSM)
    01/18/2016 07:55PM CST
    Scheduled: 07:52PM

    1. Anonymous9:23 PM

      because when there is HUGE money to dump and spread around this is how they do it...until

  21. 66gardeners4:54 AM

    Yesterday in his speech, Trump said we need to grow the military.

    That is NOT what he said at the beginning of his campaign.

  22. Anonymous8:40 AM

    This may be Trumps master plan. Get her to enforce him and offer her nothing. I bet he never plans to have her on the road with him with her salad talk. He said he knows how to work people. He will praise her for her voters, get Cruz pissed. Trump is doing everything he can to trample him and this will do it. If she endorse Trump, we will never see her again. You can bet she will never be offered a post. He may tell her, we will see, haha.


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