There’s been a lot of talk in Britain about the potential ban, with politicians of all stripes coming out with an opinion about Trump. Some prominent figures like Jack Dromey, home affairs spokesman of the opposition Labour Party, and Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, have backed the proposed Trump ban. “I do not believe that a man who stirs up religious and racial hatred at a time when our country is under threat of terrorist attack should be allowed within 1,000 miles of our shores,” Dromey told the Daily Mirror.
However, others have voiced some small opposition to banning Trump from Britain. Prime Minister David Cameron has said Trump’s comments were “divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong” but explained he doesn’t want to ban Trump from the country. George Osborne, a high-ranking Conservative cabinet member, told the Daily Telegraph that it wouldn’t be right for Britain to ban candidates before the U.S. election, even if Trump’s comments were wrong. Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, has said that he would not ban Trump from Britain but take him to his local mosque instead.
According to a poll conducted by Sky News in December, 31 percent of the general public support banning him, while 37 percent say he should not be banned.