- Category: World News
- Published Monday, January 18, 2016
- CTV News
LONDON - British lawmakers are set to debate a call for U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be banned from the U.K.
More than 500,000 people signed an online petition calling for Trump to be blocked after he called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States in the wake of attacks by extremists
Monday's debate won't result in a binding vote.
Under British law any online petition backed by 100,000 people - who must provide and confirm an email address - must be considered for parliamentary debate.
Labour lawmaker Paul Flynn will kick off the three-hour debate, and said he would try to convey the anger of petitioners. But he suggested banning Trump could be "counter-productive" by making him appear to be a victim.