Rival Donald Trump petition asking for state visit passes 200000 signatures

first_imgThe welcome @realDonaldTrump petition has now started.. https://t.co/OwFScR640p— Lord Ashcroft (@LordAshcroft) January 31, 2017 Petition: Donald Trump should make a State Visit to the United Kingdom. https://t.co/wiqZGiqq3A 200,000+ still building pls sign and retweet— TeddyBREXITClark (@TeddyUKIPClark) February 1, 2017 It doesn’t look like the petition will be successful, as Number 10 appears adamant that Donald Trump will visit the UK in the summer and meet the Queen. A Downing Street source has told the BBC that cancelling the trip would be “populist gesture” and “undo everything” achieved by Theresa May during her trip to the US last week. Thousands of people including celebrities Gary Lineker and Lily Allen took to the streets on Monday night to oppose the State visit and Donald Trump’s travel ban, which affects people from predominantly Muslim countries. Whoever started this counter-petition can’t spell “oppose” and it looks dumb. Someone tell them to change it. https://t.co/7l7hbKe6fp— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 31, 2017 The Donald Trump petition calls for the visit, which is due to take place in the summer, to be abandoned because of the risk it will “embarrass” the Queen.center_img A rival petition set up in opposition to the 1.5 million people who have asked for Donald Trump’s state visit to be cancelled has passed 200,000 signatures.This means it will be considered for a debate in Parliament.The petition says: “Donald Trump should be invited to make an official State Visit because he is the leader of a free world and U.K. is a country that supports free speech and does not believe that people that appose [sic] our point of view should be gagged.”This comes as the original petition passes the 1.5 million mark, and is most likely going to be the subject of a Parliament debate. https://t.co/7C5YjpAXsO it’s going up.. sign and support Trump!!— Dr Ryan Waters UKIP (@RyanWatersUKIP) January 30, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img

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