Banning Donald Trump from the UK won’t silence him. If anything, it will increase his ability to spread his message of fear.
Parliament displayed its flared nostrils and stamping feet in yesterday’s passionate and unanimous debate over Donald Trump’s general awfullness.
But people like Trump aren’t defeated by banning them, they are defeated by them taking part in debate (see: Nick Griffin on Question Time in 2009) where they can be challenged on their poisonous views and the public can see them for who they really are – peddlers of hate and fear.
Strip away the podium and remove the unnerving trio of young girls who act as Trump’s warm up act and his beloved, but ultimately misguided, ‘fans’, and the world will quickly realise that the far-right sentiment only goes so far.
A united effort is required to defeat Trump by America’s closest ally, Britain, and all shades of its political spectrum.
We must use our multiculturalism to lace the boil of not only Trump’s ‘success’, but also the rise of Le Pen in France and Pegida in Germany.
Tulip Siddiq is right that Trump’s words are not “comical”, they are in fact “poisonous”, and something which is quickly being realised is that banning Trump won’t solve the problem, in the same way that banning Muslims won’t prevent radicalisation.
This man is part of the presidential conversation therefore he needs to be brought to task, not shunned.