London( CNN) A petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from entering the UK has attracted more than a one-quarter of a million signatures — more than enough for a committee to consider sending the motion for parliamentary debate.
The petition to block the front-running Republican presidential candidate from entering the country was created on the British government’s official petitions website in response to Trump’s call Monday to ban Muslims from entering the U.S . due to the threat of terrorism.
“The UK has banned entry to many individuals for dislike speech. The same principles should apply to everyone who wishes to enter the UK, ” read the petition, which was created bySuzanne Kelly, a woman from Aberdeen, Scotland, who has previously campaigned against Trump’s political and business activities.