British lawmakers debate banning Trump after Muslim comments

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump motions to his daughter, Ivanka Trump, as she takes the podium at a campaign rally in ConcordBy Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers on Monday debated a petition to ban U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from Britain over remarks on Muslims, but while describing his comments as “crazy” and “offensive”, most said the ban would go against free speech. Members of parliament said Trump should be allowed into Britain where his views could be challenged, that a ban would give him more publicity or that it was not for Britain to get involved in U.S. affairs. Trump caused outrage last month with his comments that Muslims should be banned from entering the United States.

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