Monday, January 18, 2016

WATCH LIVE: British parliament debates banning Donald Trump from the UK

Donald Trump is the frontrunner in the race to become the Republican presidential nominee (AFP Photo/Timothy A. Clary)

British lawmakers will hold a debate on Monday on a petition signed by more than half a million people calling for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to be banned from Britain after he said Muslims should not be allowed to enter the United States.

Last month, Trump provoked controversy with his comments that Muslims should be banned from entering the United States, after 14 people died in a shooting spree in California by two Muslims whom the FBI said had been radicalised.