A petition posted on the government’s official Parliament website, with the intention to stop Donald Trump from crossing the Atlantic for a meeting with the Queen has officially gone over the one million mark.
Usually when a petition reaches 100,000 signatures Parliament will consider the issue for debate. According to the website at 1,030,249 signatures and growing the government had better get to it.
The petition’s authors say the reason behind their action is just.
“Donald Trump’s well-documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales. Therefore during the term of his presidency, Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official State Visit.”
With 1,000 signatures per minute, we’d say they aren’t the only ones who feel this way.
This outcry comes after Theresa May publicly invited Trump for a state visit this year. A move that has created a massive backlash, with various political entities across Britain throwing in their two cents.
Said Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron to Sky News. “She [May] should be standing up for British people and British interests, not going over there and tickling his tummy.”
Indeed. Signature count since we began writing this has increased by almost 14,000.
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.