One million sign petition to stop Trump's UK visit

Other | Monday 30th January 2017 | Cristina

One million humans have now signed the petition to stop Trump’s state visit to the UK. Theresa May invited Trump to be hosted by the queen during a state visit to the UK this year.

The visit’s purpose is to celebrate and deepen the friendship between the leaders of the UK and the US.

The petition, on the UK government’s website, states the following: ‘Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen’.

The amount of signatures a government petition needs to acquire before it gets debated in parliament is 100,000, and although over a million have now signed the petition, 10 Downing Street confirms that the UK will not withdraw its invitation to Trump.

Whilst questioning democracy, we Brits now anticipate the impending proximity of the US president, who recently banned most Muslims from America.

Sign the petition here.