VOTE: Do you think Donald Trump should be banned from the UK?

Is the controversy over Donald Trump's visit to Britain a distraction from austerity issues? See letter
Is the controversy over Donald Trump's visit to Britain a distraction from austerity issues? See letter

MPs will debate whether or not US presidential hopeful Donald Trump should be banned from entering Britain.

But as time is allocated for the discussion, we want to know what you think.
Trump created a storm at the end of last year after he demanded a block on Muslims entering the US following a shooting. He also claimed that parts of London were "so radicalised" that police were "afraid for their own lives".

More than 570,000 people have signed a petition asking the UK Government to prevent the businessman from accessing the country, noting action against "hate speech" must take place regardless of a person's wealth or power.

Three hours have been allocated in Westminster Hall for the debate, which will be led by Labour's Paul Flynn.

VOTE NOW: Should Donald Trump be banned from the UK?
The MP said he intends to pay a "heartfelt tribute" to the US as the "home of democracy" and will seek to represent the "anger of petitioners" over Trump's views on Mexicans, Muslims, global warming and guns.

But Mr Flynn, writing ahead of the debate on his website, added: "I will question whether a ban would be possible or perhaps counter-productive in bestowing victimhood on Mr Trump that could advantage him in the opinion of Americans.

"I will urge that we treat him with courtesy inviting him here to show us where the UK 'no-go' areas are for police, introducing him to centres of racial harmony in Wales and England, discussing our 24 deaths from gunshots per year compared with 160 this year in the US.

"A visit to the site of recent unprecedented areas of flooding in England might be useful and educational for Mr Trump, the global warming denier."

Prime Minister David Cameron has also previously spoken against a ban while Cabinet minister Chris Grayling warned giving Trump the "oxygen of publicity" helps rather than hinders him.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is also not in favour of a ban, adding he wanted to take Trump to a mosque.

Speaking on Sunday to BBC One's Andrew Marr show: "I think Donald Trump has some weird and frankly off-the-wall views.

"I was asked about this some while ago and I decided to invite Donald Trump on his visit to Britain to come with me to my constituency because he has problems with Mexicans and he has problems with Muslims.

"As you know, my wife is Mexican and my constituency is very, very multi-cultural so what I was going to do was go down to the mosque with him and let him talk to people there."

Mr Corbyn added: "I don't think you should ban people coming to Britain on that basis. I think he should come here, have a lesson in going to all our cities."

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