A petition calling for presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be banned from entering the UK has attracted more than 300,000 signatures and could be debated in the Commons.
It follows the Republican frontrunner’s call for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims” entering the US and his claim that parts of London were “so radicalised” that police were “afraid for their own lives”.
Mr Trump’s comments, which have drawn condemnation at home and abroad, came in the aftermath a shooting by a radicalised couple in San Bernardino, California, that killed 14 people.
In the UK, the petition on the parliament website calling on MPs to impose a bar on Mr Trump hit 300,000 signatures before 8pm.
A “heat map” suggests the constituencies of Bristol West, Bethnal Green and Bow and Holborn and St Pancras are among the areas where the most signatures have come from… see more