Members of the U.K. parliament are set to debate whether Donald Trump should be banned from entering the country, after more than half a million people signed an online petition calling for U.S. presidential candidate to be barred.
A petition was drawn up following the controversial comments made by the Republican presidential candidate in December 2015, when Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."
In an interview with MSNBC, Trump added that such a move could prevent the country from having "radicalized" no-go areas like those in London and Paris, where police were "afraid for their own lives."
U.K. citizens signed a petition to "Block Donald J Trump from U.K. entry", which has already garnered over 574,500 signatures. A conflicting petition has been set up, arguing that it would be "totally illogical" to ban Trump from the U.K. This petition—which will also be debated by parliament on Monday—has been received over 43,000 signatures.