Quotes from UK Parliament debate on banning Donald Trump

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Posted: Jan 18, 2016 1:38 PM
Quotes from UK Parliament debate on banning Donald Trump

LONDON (AP) — Quotes from Monday's Parliament debate on a petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from Britain over his anti-Muslim remarks:

—Labour's Paul Flynn, anti-ban: "The great danger by attacking this one man is that we can fix on him a halo of victimhood. We give him the role of martyrdom, which can be seen to be an advantage among those that support him."

—Labour's Tulip Siddiq, pro-ban: "His words are not comical, his words are not funny. His words are poisonous."

—Conservative Edward Leigh, anti-ban: "We oppose Mr. Trump for demonizing his opponents. ... If we ban him from the country are we not in danger of doing the same?"

—Democratic Unionist Party lawmaker Gavin Robinson, anti-ban: "Let him come here ... let him go home with his tail between his legs."

—Labour's Jack Dromey, pro-ban: "Donald Trump is a fool. He is free to be a fool. He is not free to be a dangerous fool on our shores."