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MPs say we need more politicians like Donald Trump

A Conservative MP has called for the UK to "apologise to the people of the United States" for a petition to ban Donald Trump from the country.

Adam Holloway said the debate on whether to ban the Republican presidential candidate from British shores "makes Britain look totalitarian".

Another Conservative MP, Philip Davies, said more politicians should be like Mr Trump.

He said: "We should celebrate more often politicians who stand up and say things that are unpopular.

"I think in this country we could do with rather less political correctness and more straight talking across the board.

"It's in part because of political correctness that the straight talking of Donald Trump has proved so popular with the electorate out there."

The debate in Westminster Hall on Monday evening follows a petition launched on the government's e-petition site to ban the reality start from the UK on hate speech grounds which has gathered more than half a million signatures.

All petitions which gather more than 100,000 signatures are automatically considered for debate in the House of Commons.

The petition came after the billionaire businessman claimed all Muslims should be banned from entering the US following a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California in December last year.

Several Labour and SNP MPs were in favour of banning him from the UK saying his remarks fuel Isis and other extremists' propaganda about how the West views Islam.

Jack Dromey, the shadow Home Affairs minister, said: "In the current febrile climate Isis needs Donald Trump and Donald Trump needs Isis.

"I don't think Donald Trump should be allowed within 1,000 miles of our shore because he would embolden the EDL on the one hand and fuel the flames of terrorism on the other hand."

Anne McLaughlin, the SNP MP, accused Mr Trump of hypocrisy for his anti-immigration stance as he is the son of a Scottish immigrant himself.

She said: "The Mexican migrants that Trump so roundly defamed are engaged in the same quest as his forebears".

The debate did not end in a vote and does not have any influence on Government policy.



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