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Petition to stop Donald Trump's proposed state visit

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Petition to stop Donald Trump's proposed state visit

Has anybody been watch the rate of signatures being added to the petition on the Parliament website?

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171928

Over 330,000 when I looked just now.

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Well, it might well "get discussed" in parliament... but you can bet that it will go ahead, regardless... Britain can`t afford to make enemies of our friends at the moment... so some diplomatic work will have to be done to safeguard the visit... give those "spin doctors" a few sleepless nights... I hope...

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Re: Petition to stop Donald Trump's proposed state visit

Well the reaction so far has made Theresa May get off the fence and tell her foreign secretary and home secretary to contact their US counterparts about a travel ban imposed by President Trump.

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Re: Petition to stop Donald Trump's proposed state visit

467,463 signatures  So far

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Re: Petition to stop Donald Trump's proposed state visit

Bet the petition is mentioned on the BBC1 news at 6:05pm - wonder how much it will go up after that?

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Re: Petition to stop Donald Trump's proposed state visit


shutter wrote:

Well, it might well "get discussed" in parliament... but you can bet that it will go ahead, regardless... Britain can`t afford to make enemies of our friends at the moment... so some diplomatic work will have to be done to safeguard the visit... give those "spin doctors" a few sleepless nights... I hope...


@shutter Well said!Thumbs Up The queen has, I'm sure had to entertain much worse people. Trump seems to be a braggart, bully, and molester, but he's never been found guilty of anything like that in court, nor is he a heinous dictator, who disposes of his own people.

IMHO these on line petitions should be banned, as they work on emotion rather than reason. Emotion in diplomacy is a dangerous guide to actions taken,

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jelv wrote:

Well the reaction so far has made Theresa May get off the fence and tell her foreign secretary and home secretary to contact their US counterparts about a travel ban imposed by President Trump.


@jelvI'm not sure the personalisation of the issue to TM is helpful. We are not aware of the true expediency of expression of a government or its minister is at a time. Timing matters over emotion once more.

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Re: Petition to stop Donald Trump's proposed state visit

It was well telegraphed beforehand that Trump would come out with something like this - TM should have been ready for it and when pushed at the news conference come up with something considerably better that what can be summarised as "nothing to do with us". Only when pushed by a large number of prominent people condemning the move (including politicians in her own party) has she made noises. She's proving as weak as DC - reacting, not leading.

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Re: Petition to stop Donald Trump's proposed state visit

Just playing devil's advocate here !

Trump was democratically elected as President and he made various promises as part of his campaign. It is good to see a politician actually carrying out the promises he made.

Also there are 16 countries that ban Israeli passport holders from entering their countries. These include Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria & Yemen. Why does everyone object to the USA banning passport holders from these same countries but nothing is said about those countries banning Israeli passport holders ?

Why would anybody want to sign a petition against democracy and politicians delivering their promises. 

 

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Re: Petition to stop Donald Trump's proposed state visit


Luzern wrote:

.....IMHO these on line petitions should be banned,


...along with referenda Roll eyes

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Re: Petition to stop Donald Trump's proposed state visit

Don't know why he's bothering banning immigrants on security grounds really....   Americans make a pretty good job of killing each other without any help from them. Their homicide numbers are eye watering!

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Re: Petition to stop Donald Trump's proposed state visit

Obama banned Iraqi refugees for six months and no one batted an eye lid, there are 16 countries that ban anyone with an Israeli passport and I don't see a large outcry.

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Re: Petition to stop Donald Trump's proposed state visit

If they are allowed into the US they wouldn't get past customs with weapons.

No problem there though. They can just pop into a corner shop and buy a bag full.

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Re: Petition to stop Donald Trump's proposed state visit

Just a load of horse 'poo' bull 'poo' stirring garbage.

Love him or loath him the guy was elected and other countries including ourselves here in the UK have done far worse.

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