Donald Trump could be banned from entering the UK after Theresa May, the Home Secretary, declared that she ‘may exclude’ people who are not ‘conducive to the public good’.
Banning entry to the UK for the US Republican presidential contender, who remains the frontrunner in the heated contest, has been called for by more than 560,000 people in a petition to the Government.
After reaching 100,000 signatures, the Government confirmed that the petition could be discussed in Parliament.
Now a spokesman for Mrs May has responded officially warning that Mr Trump’s comments, in which he called for a ban on Muslims entering the USA in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, were “divisive, unhelpful and wrong”.
So what happens when Donald Trump becomes the Republican candidate for the US presidency, and slaughters Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign, and is elected President of the United States next November? Are they going to prevent him from visiting the UK (his mother was Scottish)? I think they’ll just end up with a helluva lot of egg on their faces.
If nothing else, it goes to show how politically correct the UK Conservative party has become under David Cameron.
If they had any sense, they’d keep quiet, and wait and see who actually wins the election.
Conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton will beat Donald Trump easily. But is that right?
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are now Tied in Latest Poll
If Trump can run rings around all the other Republican candidates (like he actually has), isn’t it likely that he’ll do exactly the same to Hillary Clinton?
She’s not a very strong candidate. She’s really just the ambitious wife of a former president. She has name recognition. But then, so does Jeb Bush. And look where it got him.
From what I’ve read on US left wing blogs, nobody is particularly enthusiastic about Hillary. They’re pretty disillusioned with all their politicians too. But they’re absolutely terrified of Donald Trump, who’s going from strength to strength.
The great thing about Trump (in my view) is that he’s so wonderfully – exuberantly – politically incorrect. If he does nothing else for America as president, he’ll be doing everybody a favour if he can eradicate political correctness.
But could he achieve even that? Trump has enemies on both right and left. He even has enemies in the UK. And the US congress and senate is chock full of politically correct politicians on both left and right (just like the UK parliament). They could probably all combine to thwart his plans.
But whatever happens, it’s going to be a very interesting year in politics.