Petition to ban Trump from UK passes 200K, could be debated in Parliament

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British official: No plans to ban Trump over Muslim remarks.

A Middle East partner of Donald Trump’s is suspending sale of products bearing his name, the first corporate backlash in the region over his proposal to bar Muslims from entering the U.S.WASHINGTON — More than two-thirds of Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s supporters still would vote for him if he ran for president as a third-party candidate, according to another poll showing the billionaire businessman leading the GOP field.

LONDON (AP) — Britain has no plans to ban Donald Trump over his comments about Muslims despite a growing number of calls for his exclusion, the country’s Treasury chief said Wednesday. The USA Today/Suffolk University survey released Tuesday said 68 percent of Trump backers said they would still support him as on an independent line rather than the Republican one. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to a supporter at a Pearl Harbor Day rally aboard the USS Yorktown Memorial in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, December 7, 2015. © Randall Hill / Reuters US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will not be banned from the UK despite a petition demanding his exclusion reaching more than 100,000 signatures, according to Chancellor George Osborne. Here’s the front page of Wednesday’s issue of the New York Daily News, which is taken over by a political cartoon showing the GOP presidential hopeful grasping the head of the Statue of Liberty, with the rest of the statue lying prone. The front-running Republican U.S. presidential candidate proposed the ban on Monday following a mass shooting in California that officials say was an act of terrorism by a radicalized Muslim couple.

Standing in for David Cameron during Wednesday’s prime minister’s questions, Osborne told the House of Commons the best way to tackle Trump and his views is with a “robust” discourse and effective democratic debate. The image echoes images of jihadist fighters and their headless victims, while the headline is inspired by the famous poem written by German Pastor Martin Niemöller, an outspoken foe of the Nazis, about how intellectuals in his country allowed the party led by Adolf Hitler to purge their targets, one by one. FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2008, file photo, Donald Trump, left, His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem of Dubai, center, and then Nakheel CEO Chris O’Donnell pose together at a party thrown by Nakheel and the Trump Organization to introduce The Trump International Hotel & Tower Dubai. Damac Properties Dubai Co., which is building two Trump-managed golf courses and 104 mansions outside Dubai, said Tuesday that its agreement was with his company and declined to comment on his political agenda. Trump pledged in September to support the Republican nominee, no matter who he or she might be, but last month appeared to renege on that promise. “You know, when I did this, I said I have to be treated fairly,” he said on ABC’s “This Week” Nov. 22.

Dubai¿s property bubble burst before the project could really get off the ground, and in 2011 The National reported that debt-laden developer Nakheel had canceled the project altogether. Roosevelt, who imprisoned over 110,000 people in government camps after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. “If the United Kingdom is to continue applying the ‘unacceptable behavior’ 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.” Prime Minister David Cameron criticized the remarks, saying it was “wrong” to question the ability of London’s police.

In the past the U.K. has denied entry to figures as diverse as boxer Mike Tyson, rapper Tyler the Creator, radical Muslim preachers and the late Christian fundamentalist Fred Phelps. All of this plus reports his Republican brethren are starting to split over his views doesn’t seem to faze him in the least: Trump rejected claims that he is a bigot in an interview with Barbara Walters on Tuesday, adding that he has Muslim friends who agree with him: ”I’m a person that has common sense.“ Cameron called Trump’s proposed Muslim ban “divisive.” Mayor of London Boris Johnson said the Republican frontrunner’s comments were “ill-informed” and “complete and utter nonsense.” He said the remarks were an insult to “London’s proud history of tolerance and diversity.” “We would not normally dignify such comments with a response, however on this occasion we think it’s important to state to Londoners that Mr Trump could not be more wrong.” In September, Trump polled 23 percent, followed by former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, both with 13 percent.

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