Oi! Donald, please stop being a dick; you’re putting Theresa May and David Cameron in a tight spot.
When over half a million people find a man so odious that they rise in one voice to insist that he never be allowed into the country, the government has to sit up and take notice.
The mild mannered people of Great Britain had watched the antics of Donald Trump as he campaigned towards the US presidential elections – first with moderate amusement and then later with rising alarm as the Toupee-ed One made hysterical after hysterical outburst and yet continued to rise in the polls.
When the Brits are completely livid and frothing at the mouth, they…sigh crossly and sign a petition. And this they did in their hundreds of thousands. So many, in fact, that the website crashed and the government had to respond.
The response is perfect in its woolly, vague Britishness. According to CNN, in a statement, the government reaffirmed the power of Home Secretary Theresa May to “exclude a non-European Economic Area national from the UK if she considers their presence in the UK to be non-conducive to the public good,” but does not clearly state whether her office would apply that criteria to Trump.
“The Home Secretary has said that coming to the UK is a privilege and not a right,” the official comment reads. “She will continue to use the powers available to prevent from entering the UK those who seek to harm our society and who do not share our basic values.”
It goes on to recall comments made by PM David Cameron, who, in speaking to Parliament after Trump launched his proposal to halt the immigration of Muslims into the U.S., called the billionaire “stupid” and “three times a loser.”
I can understand the vagueness; it would be kinda awkward to ban the president of the United States from entering Britain should Americans be so unforgivably stupid as to elect him their next president, but given some of the utterances from this man’s mouth, it would seem needs must.
Entering the New Year, the petition stands at 566,256 and grows daily.
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